BNY Mellon to assist foster children into adulthood

By Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Tuesday, November 9, 2010

BNY Mellon is starting a $6 million initiative over five years to help youths in foster care make the transition into adulthood, the company announced yesterday.

In the first year of the program, BNY Mellon will give about $250,000 to four local nonprofit groups to improve programs to help young people make the transition from foster care to adulthood. The company’s four partners are Auberle, FamilyLinks, Family Services of Western Pennsylvania and Holy Family Institute.

More than 25,000 youths a year in the United States move out of foster care when they reach 18, including more than 300 in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Research shows that many youths leaving foster care are at greater risk for unemployment, poverty and homelessness.

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