Homeless for the holidays: Some colleges keep needy students on campus

Over the last few years in Pennsylvania, a handful of schools have created dedicated programs to assist students transitioning out of foster care, says Sarah Wasch, program manager of the Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice, and Research at the University of Pennsylvania.

Right now, six schools in Pennsylvania have on-campus support programs for former foster youth, and another nine are developing them, according to Wasch’s research.