The overall goal for this project was to find solutions and bring awareness to the issues and the long-term affects of children in the foster care experience, and how all of this affects their future. Our research team aimed to dissect why children within the foster care system seem to experience these problems. (Sonoma State University)
Many factors influence the college that students enroll in, and the college they attend plays a role in their likelihood of remaining in college and ultimately earning a degree. Building on previous CalYOUTH reports, this memo takes a closer look at the types of colleges that foster youth enroll in, including average retention rates and the number of semesters completed…
The mission of the Faith Foster Families Network is to sustain a faith collaborative that provides resources, well being and safety for families and children impacted by the child welfare system. They offer several programs that support youth aging out of foster care, such as scholarships, job training, and leadership development.
WOS & MOH is a non-profit community service organization dedicated to providing support to young men and women that may have been incarcerated and/or in the foster care system. Their services include housing, life skills development for at risk youth, as well as a scholarship for former foster youth for college or trade school.
Today’s youth are faced with a myriad of complex and difficult issues and often lack an adequate support system to transition successfully into adulthood. In response, The California Coalition for Youth (CCY) provides strong statewide policy leadership around issues concerning disconnected runaway and homeless youth.
The PPP; Fostering Care, is a nonprofit healing school and teaching certificate program for youth aging out of foster care. Within the three-month program ten participants will receive daily healing modalities and therapies to treat trauma, strengthen immune and neurological systems, as well as fortify self-esteem and the corporeal. By completion, the participants will have also earned a David Elliott…
Make It Home helps families and individuals transitioning out of crisis or homelessness. Often, these folks do not have the items to make a house a home and that is where we come in, bringing them gently used household items to help ease the transition.
Foster Nation engages the community to support and empower foster youth aging out of the system to become self-sufficient. Our career mentors help foster youth become even more amazing than they already are by honing their professional skills as they prepare to become self sufficient young adults.
At Fostering Youth Independence (FYI), we believe that education is the key to overcoming a shaky foundation and unlocking doors to a successful future. Our mission is to equip foster youth to complete post-secondary education and become successful, independent adults.
The Walter S. Johnson Foundation assists transition-aged foster and other vulnerable youth in Northern California and Nevada to become successful adults. California College Pathways, currently in place at 31 colleges, universities, and technical schools in Orange County and the Bay Area, provides former foster youth with year-round housing, financial aid, counseling, and academic tutoring and support.