Transitioning into adulthood is hard enough; imagine this transition intensified dramatically for the young adults who have spent some or all of their lives in the foster care system. Children who spend time in foster care often face serious challenges later in life.
Many young adults “aging out” do not have the established connections or tools needed to enter the world. Because of this, it can be a scary and intimidating time. Lacking the resources needed to move on, young adults are exiting the foster care system into homelessness, leading to a world of detrimental outcomes, including the risk of human trafficking, substance abuse, incarceration, and even death. They are also less likely to complete their education and find employment.
Trigg House has devoted its time to building strong relationships that will empower, inspire and uplift our youth to have successful, stable futures.
Trigg House uses unique approaches, mentorship being a significant focus, to give foster youth the support they require to successfully transition into adulthood. We provide a “safety net” to lessen the risks facing these young adults.
In New York alone, an estimated 1,200 adolescents age out of the system each year. Between 18 and 26% of those young adults will end up in homeless shelters, and approximately 50% of them will fail to find employment. Trigg House’s goal is to decrease these numbers.
Trigg House Puerto Rico Effort: Trigg House Founder, Cathleen Trigg-Jones and Volunteers Deliver Aid to Victims of Hurricane Maria
Go Fund Me
Help us feed the Doctors and medical staff who are saving lives!
Through Trigg House, Inc countless women and children have received emergency assistance to help with bills, food, housing and other emergency services.
Trigg House, Inc. supports women who are in business or want to start a business. Women can apply for assistance for business start-up, business support, business mentorship or business expansion.
Foster and Adoption Assistance ❤️
Our Pledge is to adopt one or more families each Holiday season.
The Trigg House Scholarship Fund was set up to go to a deserving minority college student with financial assistance to complete their studies. Students can apply to two different scholarships.
The Single Mothers Scholarship and The Brilliant Mind Scholarship.
“IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT WOMEN HOLD UP HALF OF THE SKY”
Around the world, women play a vital role in providing for families, sustaining communities and managing natural resources. Yet far too many lack the means to improve lives and shape the planet’s future. Trigg House awarded its first college scholarship in the amount of $5,000 to a single mother at Delaware State University in 2014. The 2015 recipient of the Trigg House Brilliant Minds Scholarship is Charles Holley of Dallas Texas who will receive $2000 to attend a $200 Brilliant Minds Scholarship was awarded to Khalil Evans who is attending the University of Delaware to purchase books