For foster youth ages 18-21, several housing options are available for those that participate in California’s extended foster care services per Assembly Bill 12. Until age 21, some possible options are continued foster home placement, relative care, transitional housing, and supervised shared apartments and dormitories. Foster youth are also eligible to receive CalWORKS benefits as part of extended foster care. After age 21, any former foster youth participating in these programs are expected to take full responsibility for their welfare. They are in the same position as non-foster youth, who can end up homeless if alternative living arrangements are not readily available, and they are unable to afford housing. The purpose of this grant proposal is to design a program that includes subsidized housing, educational support, vocational training, and mental health services to help former foster youth, ages 21 to 25. The proposed program intends to help foster youth to become fully functioning adults, mitigating some of the adverse outcomes faced by former foster youth.
|Commitee:||Kim, Mimi, Ranney, Molly|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 82/2(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Technical Communication, Finance|
|Keywords:||Extended foster care services, Grant proposal, Foster youth|
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