Community Resource

Roots & Wings

(973) 453-6668

Roots & Wings

We provide young adults who age out of New Jersey’s foster care system with safe housing, case management, education, counseling, and life skills in order to empower them toward self-sufficiency.

The Roots & Wings Model
Roots & Wings is a long-term, comprehensive solution to a problem overlooked today. We make a long-term investment in each young adult to allow them the time and support to build the educational foundation and social maturity they need to succeed. The case management services provided by our professional staff serve as a safety net, protecting our clients from the risks former foster youth face when left without support and guidance.

RISE Program
The RISE (Residential Independence Self-Sufficiency and Education) residential program provides young adults who have aged out of the foster care system with a stable environment so they can pursue education with full concentration. The RISE young adults live in the community, work part-time, and participate in their chosen educational programs. Who is Eligible?

  • Be between 18 and 24.
  • Have had an open case with DCP&P at the age of 18 and was in out-of-home placement at 18.
  • Have an educational goal. This goal could be high school completion, GED, post-secondary certification, vocational training, county college, university, etc.
  • Be able to live safely independently in an apartment or house environment with roommates.

FLY Outreach Program
The FLY Outreach Program leverages technology to reach and serve aged-out foster youth throughout New Jersey so anyone with a phone, laptop, or tablet can join. You must be between 18-24 years old, have been involved with DCP&P, and be interested in continuing your education.


Age Groups
  • Adolescents
Community Services
Basic Needs / Assistance
Employment / Training
Health Services
Crisis / Safety
Treatment Services
In-Community Services
Areas Served
  • State-Wide

Last Updated: 04/24/24