Beyond Emancipation helps Oakland woman find stability after a life bouncing from place to place

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Growing up in a whirlwind of households – spun around from her parents’ home to foster care, to apartments of various relatives and back to multiple foster homes again – it was hard for Danika Anderson to consider stability as the norm.

“I kind of got used to it, the constant moving — my brothers and I were in foster homes in Hayward, Richmond, Tracy, all over the place,” said Anderson, who is now 27 and will earn her associate in arts degree this fall.

She’s also living in a stable housing situation with her three kids thanks to several years of life-coaching, housing and job-search support from Beyond Emancipation (B.E.), an Oakland nonprofit that assists youth who’ve come from the foster-care or probation systems as they move into adulthood and independent living.

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