Casa Valentina’s mission is to help youth transition successfully from foster care
to independent living
Casa Valentina is an affordable housing and life skills program for youth who have aged out of foster care in Miami-Dade County. We offer our clients fully furnished, comfortable apartments in safe neighborhoods located close to public transportation; intensive case management; academic and career planning support; help accessing services (such as health and dental care); and life-skills training. Casa Valentina serves young women, young men, and young mothers in three separate programs; we opened our doors in 2006.
Your contribution allows us to further critical initiatives, and to continue providing the high-quality services that make Casa Valentina successful.
"The situation of becoming 18 is very overwhelming and you just have to realize there are people out there to help you."
"When I was in foster care, I never thought something like Casa Valentina could happen to me. It gave me something to live for, a goal. A lot of girls think there is nothing to live for, just foster care and bad memories. Casa Valentina shows you there’s more to life, more to live for."
"It’s a good step forward for aging out of foster care. Nothing can throw you because you’ve got the support, you’ve got the people behind you backing you up."
"This is a place where, if you are serious about getting your life together, they’ll help you. They are all about wanting to see you be the best you can be."
"I feel free. I feel comfortable. I feel like I can make it now."
"It’s like a second family that I have here."