Eradicating Color Lines to Provide Safe Environments for All Foster Youth

12/8/2021

Eradicating Color Lines to Provide Safe Environments for All Foster Youth

As I advocate for foster youth, I realize not everyone knows how to care for children that don't look like them, writes Tasha Matthews.

Los Angeles Leaders Aim to Prevent “Housing Cliff” for 1,100 Aging Out of Foster Care Dec. 31

12/7/2021

Los Angeles Leaders Aim to Prevent “Housing Cliff” for 1,100 Aging Out of Foster Care Dec. 31

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today voted to connect soon-to-be former foster youth with rapid rehousing funds and other benefits after California's moratorium on aging out of foster care ends Dec. 31.

12/6/2021

California Expanding Job Training to Systems-Impacted Youth, Replicating Successful Los Angeles Model

Following a model out of L.A., community-based organizations in California combine federal job training funds with other essential services for young people leaving foster care or probation — including housing and education support.

12/2/2021

The New Year’s Cliff for California Foster Care Requires a Community Solution

On New Year's Day, Serita Cox of iFoster writes, thousands of older youth in California foster care will age out the system. The community must come together to help.

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Biden Team Reverses Trump Rule on Foster Placement

11/30/2021

Biden Team Reverses Trump Rule on Faith-Based Discrimination in Foster Placement

The Biden administration has revoked a Trump-era waiver that exempted federally funded foster care providers from following nondiscrimination rules.

intergenerational housing

11/29/2021

Intergenerational Housing Connects Vulnerable Youth and Seniors

Intergenerational housing communities have been a growing trend since the 1990s and recently, these models have been built for an overlooked group: Youth who have transitioned out of foster care and are living on their own.

When the Highs Combat the Lows

11/22/2021

When the Highs Combat the Lows: Substance Abuse and its Impact on Foster Youth

A prevalent escape that poses a great threat to the success of many foster youth is drug use, writes Millie Tejan-gbla.

11/22/2021

The Holidays Aren’t Always a Celebration. It’s Much More Complicated for Foster Youth

I was driving through my neighborhood recently, and saw someone hanging up Christmas lights. I said to myself, “It’s not even Halloween, yet.” It was barely October and I was already growing tired and in some ways beginning to resent the holiday season. 

Santa Clara County Foster Youth to Help Design New Facility

11/18/2021

Santa Clara County Foster Youth to Help Design New Facility

Foster youth are getting a brand new community center with permanent housing in San Jose — and will have a say in its design.