Housing and Homelessness

While the THP-Plus transitional housing program has provided critical support to many youth, there is still much work to be done to ensure that no foster or probation youth leaves the system only to find themselves homeless. Here, you’ll learn about all that FYA is doing to fight homelessness among former foster and probation youth, as well as other news and updates about housing.

Next Steps Collaborative

- The following FYA agencies are members of the Next Steps Collaborative: Abode Services, Bay Area Youth Center, Beyond Emancipation, First Place for Youth, and Fred Finch Youth Center – Rising Oaks. Youth interested in THP+FC or THP+ housing with these agencies must complete this referral form and submit it to one of the participating agencies. Referral forms can be submitted to: Abode Services – Project Independence 1147 A Street Hayward, CA 94542 Ph: (510)...Read more »

Alameda County Homeless Count

- An article in the Oakland Tribune (Oakley, 11/13/13) examines data from the 2013 Homeless Count conducted earlier this year by EveryOne Home, noting that the census counted 753 homeless children under age 17 in Alameda County.Read more »

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Fred Finch Youth Center Seeks Personal Service Coordinator

- FYA member Fred Finch Youth Center is seeking applicants for a Personal Service Coordinator to be part of a multidisciplinary team that provides community based mental health services to 17 – 25 year olds that are struggling with significant mental illness as well as homelessness.  For complete details, including a link to apply, click HERE.Read more »

Youth Engagement, Advocacy, Housing (YEAH!) Seeks Executive Director

- YEAH! is a non-profit located in Berkeley California which provides wrap-around support and winter shelter for transition-age youth ages 18–25 who are homeless in Berkeley. YEAH! has an opening for a full-time Executive Director. YEAH! believes that young adulthood is a unique developmental stage in a person’s life, and practices a trauma-informed, harm-reduction model to which the organization holds a deep commitment. YEAH!’s new Executive Director will ideally have the creativity and drive of...Read more »

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Fred Finch Youth Center Seeks Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

- FYA member Fred Finch Youth Center is seeking an energetic, self-motivated Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner to assume clinical responsibility for young adults while participating in dynamic multidisciplinary team. Sense of humor a must. For over a century, Fred Finch Youth Center has brought hope and healing to vulnerable youth and their families. FFYC clients are children, teens, and young adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities or emotional disorders that may be transitioning from foster...Read more »

Increasing Opportunities for Homeless Youth Through Education

- Larkin Street Youth Services has released a new brief, Increasing Opportunities for Homeless Youth Through Education (October 2013) that examines the multiple barriers to education faced by most homeless youth. The brief points out ways to increase their levels of educational attainment, thus expanding the opportunities available to them and supporting their long-term self-sufficiency.Read more »

B:E Opens New THP Plus Foster Care Housing Program

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- FYA member Beyond Emancipation‘s new THP Plus Foster Care housing program provides housing and services for non-minor dependents ages 18-21.  To sign up for the program, or to get information about eligibility, call the B:E worker of the day at 510.667.7694. Please share this FLYER with youth. Host Housing: Host Housing serves youth with an adult who can provide them a room in their home as well as a supportive, mentor like relationship. Host can...Read more »

New Report on Experiences and Needs of LGBT Homeless Youth

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- A new report from the Center for American Progress, Seeking Shelter: The Experiences and Unmet Needs of LGBT Homeless Youth, (Cray, Miller, and Durso, September 2013) looks at the experiences and needs of LGBT homeless youth, who are disproportionately represented among home- less youth across the U.S.Read more »

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Predictors of Homelessness during the Transition from Foster Care to Adulthood

- From Chapin Hall:   Youth who age out of foster care face a number of challenges during the transition to adulthood. Among the greatest may be achieving housing stability. A number of studies published over the past two decades have found high rates of homelessness among former foster youth who aged out of care. Although this suggests that youth who age out of foster care are at high risk of becoming homeless, not much is...Read more »

Job Opening at BAYC: On-Site Residential Advisor

- FYA member BAYC of Sunny Hills Services is currently seeking an On-Site Residential Advisor.  The On Site Residential Advisor (RA) provides support, mentorship, leadership and serves as an advisor to transition age foster youth participating in BAYC’s Transitional Housing Placement Program (THPP) and Transitional Housing Program Plus Foster Care (THP+ FC). The THPP and THP+FC provide structured, supportive independent living for qualified youth some of whom have a child or are pregnant, and/or are...Read more »

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