The LIFE Project

Learning Independence from Experience

The LIFE Project promotes self-confidence and self-sufficiency for young adults aging out of the foster care system and homeless young adults by providing independent living housing options and skills development.

Emma sought out the LIFE Project after graduating high school because she was experiencing homelessness. When she arrived, she was a very anxious and impulsive young lady. But she grew in confidence in the LIFE Project, discovering a passion for art, politics, and exercise.

During her time in the LIFE Project, Emma became active in the community, working and going to school and eventually buying a car. She also became involved in the LIFE Project Advisory Board and The Homeless Youth Action Board.

She has now graduated the program and is living on her own and working full time. Thanks to ACH and the LIFE Project, Emma is on a path to success.

Emma's Story

  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Financial Assistance (bi-weekly allowance)
  • Household Setup (furniture and supplies)
  • Work Skills Development
  • Life Skills Development
  • Young adults, ages 18 to 20, who are still in Child Protective Services (CPS) custody anywhere in Texas or who were in custody on their 18th birthday
  • Young adults who meet the above criteria who have children from anywhere in Texas
  • Homeless young adults, ages 18-21 (non-CPS)
  • Single or parenting single adults aging out of foster care

ACH will assist young adults in locating, securing and funding any of these housing options based on the young adult's desired location:

  • College Dorms
  • Non-College Dorms
  • Shared Housing
  • Apartments
To Apply:

DFPS Referrals - Click Here

Community Referrals - Click Here

Funding Partner:

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

For more information, contact 817.335.HOPE (4673) or 888.296.8099 or