transition age foster youth
Legislators May Extend Timeline on Pandemic Assistance to Former, Older Foster Youth
Congressional legislators are considering a bill that would double pandemic assistance to older and former foster youth, while also extending the time states could use those funds, as the existing deadline for the program fast approaches.
Senators Push Biden Administration to Aid Transitional Foster Youth
Thirteen senators led by Dianne Feinstein and Mark Warner called on the Biden administration to aid transition-age foster youth, who were hit especially hard during the pandemic.
Iowa Sending $750 Pandemic-Relief Checks to Transition-Age Foster Youth
The Iowa Department of Human Services is ready to cut checks to people between ages 18 and 26 who are or have been in the child welfare system — a one-time payment of $750 to help them help pay rent and utilities.
Expanded Tutoring Aims to Keep New York City’s Transition-Age Foster Youth on Graduation Path
A new organization launching in September will provide professional, long-term tutors to New York City’s current and former foster youth. With the coronavirus likely to keep the city’s schools closed or limited in the fall, the founders hope they can help youth stay on track to graduate, especially if they’ve recently left foster care.
Aging Out of Foster Care: In Search of a Lifeline
Let’s check in with Peter again, shall we? Readers of The Imprint may remember the plucky former foster kid from Silicon Valley whose luck went from bad to terrible recently when the police confiscated his $600 “hippie van” — his home, his refuge — after he was caught driving without a registration.
California County Tests Universal Basic Income to Support Youth After Foster Care
In the midst of a brutal pandemic and tanking economy, one California county is taking a lead from former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang in an effort to help former foster youth: universal basic income, no-strings-attached payments to help keep their lives stable in turbulent times.
Older New York Foster Youth With Roommates Can Now Get Rent Assistance
Thanks to an amendment to a state social services law approved by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) last month, older foster youth who find a market-rate apartment can now receive a monthly housing subsidy from Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) even if they live with a roommate.
Facing Rising Homelessness, Los Angeles Adds Hundreds of Beds for Older Foster Youths
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to boost housing options for transition-age foster youth at its meeting on Tuesday. Two separate investments totaling nearly $9.4 million will open up 237 transitional beds for foster youth at the greatest risk of homelessness over the next year.
Teen’s Suicide Brings Struggles of L.A.’s LGBTQ Foster Youth into Focus
On Sept. 4, a 19-year-old foster youth stepped in front of a freight train in Pomona and was killed. The only mention of the fatality was brief article published by OnScene.TV,