What if we brought healing, home, and hope to children and families in out-of-home placements?

OC United provides resources and support and support to those who have intersected with the foster care system through a two program approach. Our RESPITE Program provides resources, education, and support to caregivers and interventions for trauma-sensitive environments. Our THRIVE Program provides housing, community, and support for former-foster and at-risk youth.

Foster Care Initiative

THRIVE Program

Serving Former-Foster & At-Risk Youth

OC United’s THRIVE (Transitional Homes Recognizing Independence Value and Empowerment) program seeks to equip young adults exiting the foster care system for self-sufficiency by providing: housing, life skills, financial literacy, access to employment opportunities, therapeutic/spiritual support, mentoring, and a community in which to belong.¬†Our desire is to step into the gap and empower with these young adults as they launch into adulthood.

The THRIVE Program has three primary components:

  1. The THRIVE Housing Program
  2. The THRIVE Community
  3. The THRIVE Resource Center

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RESPITE Program

Serving Parents, Families, & Caregivers

Did you know that over 50% of foster parents stop fostering their first year? The challenges are unique and often overwhelming.

OC United’s RESPITE Program provides resources, education, and support for parents through respite and interventions for trauma-sensitive environments. To meet this need OC United created their RESPITE Program (Resources, Education, and Support for Parents | Interventions for Trauma-Sensitive Environments).

RESPITE provides support groups, parent trainings, date nights, wellness classes, and trauma trainings to foster, adoptive, and kinship families. We also provide trainings, tools, and classroom interventions to support trauma-sensitive classrooms and educational environments.

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