The realities of aging out of foster care.
While foster care strives to provide stable home environments for youth, they are instantly “aged” out of the foster care system when they turn 18. This means if they don’t have a family or support system in place — 1 in 5 instantly become homeless. More than 500 youth age out of the foster care system each year in North Carolina.
At The Open Door House, we want to restore hope for at-risk youth – no matter the situation they come from.Learn more
Here's How We Help
We provide our youth with safe, stable and supportive transitional housing for up to 24 months.Support
Wrap Around CareOur staff of licensed professionals provides a custom care plan for each young adult in our program. We ... Volunteer
ResourcesThe youth in our program are provided with life skills workshops, guidance in finishing their GED or applying ... Donate
Community SupportIt takes a village to raise a young adult! Our community volunteers provide workshops, art classes, special outings, ... Join us
We provide safe, stable and supportive housing with wrap-around services to young women aging out of foster care.
Doria Patterson has experienced the realities of aging out of the foster care system first hand. From living in her boyfriend’s car to graduating from college, her story shows the importance of a support system for foster care youth.
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