Mission Statement

Roots & Wings provides young adults who age out of the foster care system in New Jersey with safe housing, educational support, counseling, and life skills in order to empower them toward self-sufficiency.

Quick Facts

Nationally, approximately 25,000 youth age out of the foster care system every year. Roughly 800 of these youth live in New Jersey.

ROOTS & WINGS MADE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN MY LIFE. THANK YOU.

I HAVE MY OWN APARTMENT NOW, AND I FINALLY FEEL SAFE.

I HAVE PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE IN ME NOW AND CARE ABOUT MY FUTURE.

ROOTS & WINGS HELPED ME LEARN HOW TO LOVE AND BE LOVED.

ROOTS & WINGS HAS INSPIRED ME TO HELP OTHER FORMER FOSTER KIDS.

ROOTS & WINGS ENABLED ME TO COMPLETE MY EDUCATION.

MAY IS NATIONAL FOSTER CARE MONTH. VOLUNTEER OR GIVE TODAY.

I FINALLY HAVE ADULTS IN MY LIFE THAT I CAN TRUST AND COUNT ON.

Our Award-Winning Video

Please take a few minutes to view our Ava Gold Award-winning video: Imagine… a difference for aged-out foster youth.

Current Fundraisers

9th Annual OKTOBERFEST 2014... More info...

Union County - New Beginnings... More info...

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    10.07.2014

    Read about us in the Cranford Chronicle!

    Read about our mission and our new Union County branch in this piece in the Cranford Chronicle. Letter to the editor: Help Give Youth Roots in the Community and Wings to the...

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    06.11.2014

    Westfield Foundation pledges support to Roots & Wings Union County

    The Westfield Foundation has announced it will be the first Seed Investor in Roots & Wings – Union County, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the critical...

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