Foster Youth Support Organizations

ILP- Comprehensive services and resources such as scholarships, housing, employment opportunities, and ILP benefits for ILP eligible transition age youth (TAY)

California Youth Connections (CYC)- CYC is a foster youth empowering organization that teaches youth leadership and advocacy skills. Youth take part of the policy making process for laws involving foster youth

California College Pathways- Resources for higher education campuses and community organizations to  help foster youth success in higher education

iFoster- An organization that provides life changing resources for foster youth including laptops, cell phones, and employment opportunities

John Burton Foundation- A non-profit organization that provides resources to foster youth such as textbook funds, laptop essay contest and critical needs funds.  JBF also provides grants to programs supporting foster youth and provides leadership and advocates on behalf of foster youth

Alliance for Children's Rights- The Alliance for Children’s Rights provides free legal services and advocates for current and former foster youth. Alliance also assists with housing, healthcare, employment and education opportunities to ensure a healthy transition to foster youth

Children's Law Center- Provides legal services and representation for children who have been abused or neglected. CLCLA also has a peer advocate program where former foster youth assist youth with transitional services such as extended foster care re-entry, housing, employment, emotional support, and provides resources for medical and mental health services

United Friends of the Children- empowers and assists current and former foster youth by providing services such as education and housing programs, advocacy, and lasting supportive relationships. UFC offers scholarship opportunities

Chafee Grant-If you were in care after the age of 16, you qualify for an extra $5,000 a year to help with your education! Chafee is available up until your 23rd birthday

First Place for Youth- First Place for Youth support foster youth with finding a safe place to live and more

Journey House- A non-profit organization that connects youth to various resources to become self sufficient

Know Before You Go- Smart Phone App flyer 

For Housing, Shelters, and Food Bank locations or for Jobs and Education opportunities, please dial 211. 

 

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