Tuesday, May 10, 2005
PROJECT INDEPENDENCE. Four new doubles are being built on West Morris Street at Kappes Avenue to house young people who are aging out of foster care. It is a cooperative effort between the West Indianapolis Community Development Corporation and Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center. More than 1/3 of 18-year olds who age out of foster care become homeless within the first year. This community-based initiative offers housing, computer training, and supportive services until young people are economically independent and healthily interdependent in the community.