Former foster youth are eligible for free health care under the Affordable Care Act (ACA.) Children Now has developed a Fact Sheet and Flyer for Youth on the expansion of Medi-Cal up to age 26 for former foster youth. 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 message reverberates across the state: California can–and should–change policy this year to provide state foster care benefits to children placed with relatives. In this time of good economic standing, California has the opportunity to provide for all of its children equally. Check out the articles. Read more »
Social workers are the backbone of the system that supports foster families through private, nonprofit Foster Family Agencies, yet their average pay is lower than all other publicly funded social work positions, and lower than the amount built into the foster care rate for group homes. Find out how you can take action. Read more »
The Children's Advocacy Institute at the University of San Diego School of Law has released a report on the first 18 months of AB 12 Implementation. Alameda County is one of 10 counties whose AB 12 implementation process is closely examined in the report. Click the title of this post to read on. 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.