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.
Many undocumented minors are eligible to obtain legal status in the U.S. The Immigrant Legal Resource Center & American Bar Association provide technical assistance on immigration-related issues that arise in working with children & families in the child welfare system. Click on heading for more info. Read more »
The Alameda County Youth Transitions Partnership (YTP) is holding four focus groups to help inform their plan to end homelessness amongst former foster youth in Alameda County. Youth who participate will each be compensated with $50 Target gift cards. Click on the heading for more info. Read more »
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 »
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.