For years, RootDown's Executive Director has been telling our staff,
"One day, we're going to figure out how to support foster youth and kids from the juvenile justice system." Last month, this became a reality. RootDown has partnered with foster organizations, mental health practitioners, and the owners of the house in front of our micro-farm/FarmPOD to offer dedicated foster housing & supportive services to youth aging out of other foster programs. Tenants in this home will have free veggies, optional therapy, and a great community of civic, business, non-profit, community, and educational leaders in South LA who want to support them to transition to independent living. Keep your eyes peeled for more pics from our weekly house meetings. And contact us if you know youth who would benefit from this program.
We have only just begun!