Our History & Vision

Our History
Roots & Wings Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established in 1999.  What started as a collaborative, community-based volunteer operation has grown into a well-established organization made up of professional staff, trained mentors and dedicated volunteers.  From the beginning, Roots & Wings has been client-centered, providing nurturing support, safe housing, educational support and practical life skills to young adults who have aged out of the child welfare system.  Roots & Wings provides a foundation for this high-risk population of disadvantaged young adults on which they can build – replacing dependency with self-sufficiency.

Our Mission
Roots & Wings strives to be the leading organization serving all young adults in the state of New Jersey who age out of the foster care system.  Roots & Wings will generate funding and develop partnerships from various sources to ensure those in the program will have safe housing, education, counseling, and life skills training necessary to achieve educational goals, secure jobs, access services, and experience the encouragement and guidance necessary to empower them toward self-sufficiency and successful assimilation into society.