WHAT WE DO

EDUCATION

We help foster youth across the state achieve their higher education goals and move on to fulfilling careers by engaging institutions to work together, sharing best practices, and advocating for policies that support foster youth in higher education.

HOUSING

We aim to reduce homelessness among current and former foster youth in California by constantly working to improve access to safe, affordable and supportive housing through the development of policy and technical assistance.

HEALTH

We work through advocacy, collaboration and training to ensure that all foster youth in care have access to the necessary physical and mental health services that are vital to their well-being and success.

WHY WE DO IT

Low Educational Attainment

4% of foster youth hold a college degree by age 26, as compared with 36% of the general population.

Homelessness

1 in 3 youth who exited foster care in California experienced homelessness within 24 months.

Unplanned Pregnancy

At age 21, 34% of young women in foster care will be custodial parents are compared to 13% of the general population.