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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
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.
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.
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.
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 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: 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.
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.