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.


Overview of 2015 Policy Changes Impacting Foster Youth

Scales of Justice In October, the John Burton Foundation hosted a web seminar discussing this year’s state policy changes that impacted foster and homeless youth in California. The presentation included a recap of state budget items, as well as over 20 pieces of legislation that passed this year and 6 that were made into two-year bills. Read more »

$200 Monthly Supplement for Parenting NMDs in SILPs

41787_153108824718721_7929_n As of 7/1/15, parenting non-minor dependents living in Supervised Independent Living Placements are eligible for a $200 monthly supplement if the youth enters into a Parenting Support Plan with a responsible adult. Click on the heading for more info. Read more »

Bill Passes Launching Continuum of Care Reform Effort

cap_roses_web Assembly Bill 403 (Stone) was signed into law on October 11, 2015. The bill is a first step in a multi-stage and multi-year reform effort to prioritize placing children in home-based family care settings with adequate and necessary services and supports, rather than in group care settings. Read more »
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