Orange Duffle Bag Initiative

A shocking 50% of teens aging out of foster care experience homelessness within the first 6 months of life outside the system. The Orange Duffel Bag Initiative works to reduce this number. Through a 12-week coaching program, teens are empowered to reach a successful life on their own. Graduates connect to local colleges, develop confidence, hone life-skills, and construct a vision for their future. Action Ministries periodically sponsors cohorts of this program through a partnership with ODBI. More information is available on their website,


Northwest Region, headquartered in Rome

Eligibility: Youth exiting the foster care system