Former Foster Youth Takes Leading Role in Ending California’s Youth Homelessness Crisis
Alexis Barries’ story is a sadly familiar one to youth who have experienced foster care in California. At age 2, she entered the foster care system; at 8, she was told by her guardians that she’d end up in prison like her parents.
Foster Youth Policy Group Urges Opposition on Family First Act
Earlier this week, in an op-ed published by The Imprint, FosterClub CEO Celeste Bodner described a letter endorsing the Family First Prevention Services Act that had been signed by hundreds of foster youth and alumni of foster care and shared with Senate leadership.
Foster Care Services: A Long, Hard Road to Improvement
When I started the Family Care Network in 1987, there was certainly a different approach and philosophy driving the foster care system. Looking back, it seems like the Stone Age. The system has come a long way but it has been a tough, hard row to hoe.
Los Angeles Expanding Support Services to Older Foster Youth
Note: This story was updated on Oct. 30 Los Angeles County is looking to license more providers to receive referrals for Transitional Housing Program-Foster Care (THP-FC), an option created for 18- to 21-year-olds that choose to remain in the state’s newly expanded foster care system.