October 28, 2015// News

CA College Pathways New Report: “Charting the Course”

“Charting the Course: Using Data To Support Foster Youth College Success”  is a one of a kind report covering the experiences of foster youth across 31 statewide higher education campuses.  The report is two part, focusing on community colleges and universities and how prepared foster youth are to persist to graduation.

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Read more about “Charting the Course” from the Chronicle of Social Change and download the report here.

July 27, 2015// News

Foster Care Infograph

(From SocialWork@Simmons Blog)

Many dedicated social service professionals work very closely with foster care agencies or with children within the foster care system. We have created this graphic in an effort to continue to educate social service professionals about what the latest unbiased and authoritative data collecting bureaus have published in regards foster children and foster families. We also explore the data surrounding some of the outcomes for children who have spent time as part of the system to help us gain perspective on how we can continue to support these children and those who care for them.


July 23, 2015// News

Foster Youth Independence Act (2015)

Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-CA) introduced a bill that if passed will give states who support youth to 21 flexibility to continue helping youth up to age 23.


“By expanding the John H. Chafee Foster Independence Program to age 23 to aged-out foster youth in states that have already expanded eligibility to age 21, foster youth will benefit from the added support of programs designed to prepare them for a successful transition into independence and adulthood. States will also benefit from the flexibility to provide support in the manner that best serves their “aged-out” youth population.”

For more information, please visit Congressmember Bass online:

July 22, 2015// News

Medi-Cal for Former Foster Youth

Starting January 1, 2014, former foster youth are entitled to health care to age 26.  Due to temporary technical difficulties and administrative logistics, youth are encouraged to enroll in Medi-Cal through their county. If you or a former foster youth are having difficulties signing up for Medi-Cal, please find this resource from Children Now helpful.

Medi-Cal Enrollment County Contact List: Download

July 21, 2015// News

2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book

The Annie E. Casey Family Foundation released its KIDS COUNT Data Book, a report assessing the well-being of children across the country.  The data is presented across multiple indicators and focuses on economics, health, and education.  Visit for more, including the report.


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