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Foster Youth
September 1st, 2021

California approves first state-funded guaranteed income program for former foster youth

Thirty-five million dollars in state funding will be used to provide monthly cash payments of up to $1,000 per month for former foster youth and qualifying pregnant...

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Foster Youth
December 10th, 2020

Trust grantee Project Avary featured in recent episode of Ear Hustle

Podcast features the stories of an often-overlooked youth population

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Foster Youth
July 23rd, 2020

Police Killings of Black People Traumatize Black Foster Youth

Police are frequently involved in the lives of foster youth, and consequently, police killings are particularly traumatizing for foster youth.

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Foster Youth
December 2nd, 2019

Promoting the Health and Well-Being of LGBTQ+ Youth Involved with Child Welfare

A new research brief outlines how child welfare professionals can better support LGBTQ+ youth and families

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Foster Youth
August 8th, 2019

Youth engagement should be authentic, not superficial

Foster Youth in Action presents a strategy for youth engagement

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Foster Youth
March 19th, 2019

Increase in Monterey Homeless and Foster Youth Student Populations

A new study explores the high rates of homelessness and foster care in Monterey County

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Foster Youth
October 10th, 2018

​Poverty is The Largest Risk Factor

Poverty is the largest risk factor for entry into the foster care system.

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