Former foster youth are eligible for free health care under the Affordable Care Act (ACA.) Children Now has developed a website dedicated to the expansion of Medi-Cal up to age 26 for former foster youth - learn more at www.coveredtil26.childrennow.org. Read more »
Simone Tureck is the new Executive Director of the Foster Youth Alliance! Simone brings to FYA many years of experience in and commitment to the foster care community. Welcome, Simone! Read more »
The Foster Youth Alliance believes all youth deserve to look forward to a bright, productive future.
Every day, we strengthen the system of services for foster and probation youth in Alameda County, California, because when young people are empowered and supported in fulfilling their potential, they thrive.
The Alameda County Independent Living Skills Program is hosting a Back to School Bash and Resource Fair on August 22nd from 12:00 to 3:00 at the ILSP Building. For more information, click on the heading. Read more »
YAP is currently looking to hire Youth Advocate Fellows who are passionate about bringing positive change the the Alameda County foster care system. YAP is a three-year employment training program, managed by Westcoast Children's Clinic. Learn more by clicking on the heading. Read more »
"An Environmental Scan on the Use of Psychotropic Medications With Children in Foster and Juvenile Care": The project is currently seeking out current and former foster youth to participate in a confidential 1-1 conversation to help identify issues and solutions. Find out more by clicking on the heading. Read more »
A coalition of community based organizations and public agencies, the Foster Youth Alliance seeks to assure the well being and empowerment of foster and probation youth by engaging in strategic advocacy to develop resources, provide for continuous improvement of programs, and maintain accountability in publicly funded service systems.