Hi, I’m Ben. I’m a senior at UMass Boston, working toward getting my bachelor’s degree on the pre-med track. I have been in HopeWell’s My First Place™ program since July 2020, and I can confidently say that I would not be where I am today without the My First Place™ staff, resources, and support.
-Ben, Age 21
Young people often face uncertainty as they enter adulthood — and this is especially true for those doing it without the support of a permanent family. To help them reach their full potential at a pivotal time in their lives, we provide young adults who are transitioning out of the foster care system with shared, rent-free apartments. With a stable place to call home and individualized supports from our team, youth focus on their education and employment goals, build community, and establish foundations for long-term success.