(2018) BC Coroners Service Death Review Panel: Review of MCFD-Involved Youth Transitioning to Independence

Report to the Chief Coroner of British Columbia (Canada): On December 7, 2017, the British Columbia Coroners Service (BCCS) held a death review panel regarding persons who died while transitioning from youth to adulthood and who had extensive Ministry1 or support service involvement. In the six-year period reviewed, 200 young people died. The review of the circumstances that resulted in…

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(2018) Relationships Matter for Youth ‘Aging Out’ of Care

By focusing on pathways to long-term supportive relationships for youth ‘aging out’ of care, this research project contributes to the existing work by adding a social support element to the findings. The report calls to the attention of the BC government the urgent need to pursue permanency for youth in care who are unable to return to their biological families.

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Aunt Leah’s Place

Aunt Leah’s Place helps prevent children in foster care from becoming homeless and mothers in need from losing custody of their children. To support them on their journey to self-sufficiency, we provide supported housing, job training, and coaching on essential life skills.

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