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

By age 24, nearly 60% of male foster youth had been convicted of a crime at some point in their young lives.

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

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    12.18.2013

    Clients' Corner Fall 2013

    It has been a busy few months at Roots & Wings. Our clients have settled into their educational programs. This semester, we have two clients attending local 4 year colleges,...

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    12.18.2013

    Honoring Our Volunteers

    I am so excited to share the news that Irene deGrandpre and Kelly McCormick, two longtime, exemplary Roots & Wings volunteers, have been honored for outstanding achievement in...

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