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 »
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 Center for the Study of Social Policy released a report providing contextual information about disparities often experienced by children and families of color, in addition to detailed policy strategies, state policy examples, and funding strategies to support the policy recommendations. Read more »
Our Space: where it is safe to be yourself, a program of Sunny Hills Services/Bay Area Youth Center, has released a new publication called beFIERCE! – a toolkit for providers working with LGBTQ foster youth. Click on the heading for more info. Read more »
FYA manages an online Google Group, the "Fostering Pathways to College: Alameda County Foster and Probation Youth" Resource Community, connecting stakeholders and sharing resources pertaining to Alameda County foster/probation youth pursuing post-secondary education. To join, e-mail email@example.com. 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.