The CASPA Foundation
CASPA Foundation seeks to ensure young people who have been within the care system will not be left behind their peers, by providing funding, tools and other unfunded supports on their continued journey to young adulthood and independence.
Care leavers are at higher-risk of living in poverty, experiencing homelessness and interaction with the justice system.
As young people age out of care and no longer have access to support, they are more likely than their peers to:
- experience homelessness
- need income support and parenting payments
- interact with law enforcement and the justice system
- need access to treatment for substance abuse
- have their parental responsibility removed
Through providing education, accommodation and advocacy support to care-leavers, CASPA Foundation can help them achieve their goals to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive as vital members of our communities.
The CASPA Foundation continues on the work of CASPA Services towards breaking the cycle of intergenerational disadvantage care leavers experience.