The Fort Smith Children’s Shelter Independent Living Program, GetREAL24, provides 24 fully-furnished, one-bedroom apartment units for eligible young adults. This living opportunity, along with other GetREAL24 services, will equip foster youth with the life skills needed to successfully transition into adulthood and become self-sufficient, contributing citizens.
Who is eligible?
Safe & Reliable Housing
Social & Emotional Well-Being
Aging Out of Foster Care
1 in 5 foster youth who “age out” will become homeless
Only 3% of former foster youth will earn a college degree
Only half of youth who “age out” will be employed at the age of 24
235 of Arkansas youth “aged out” of foster care in 2018…where did they go?