There are many resources available for Foster Youth both at our campus and outside our campus. You may contact Carol Poncini at 916-558-2601 or Kathleen Dorn at 916-558-2073. Below you will find a comprehensive list of some valuable resources:
California Chafee Grant Program for Foster Youth
If you are or were in foster care and have financial need, you may qualify for up to $5,000 a year for career and technical training or college. You don’t have to pay this money back. You may also be able to use your grant to help pay for child care, transportation and rent while you’re in school. You can use your Chafee Grant at any eligible California college or university or career or technical school, as well as schools in other states.
Free Money for foster youth for college or career training:
Foster Youth Help
This site provides information relevant to a Foster Youth:
Foster Care to Success
Foster Care to Success helps by not only providing tuition grants but book money, living stipends and emergency funding for those unexpected expenses that could derail the most dedicated student on a tight budget. They also provide academic coaches, personal mentors, care packages and internship opportunities to the 3,500 young people they serve annually, enabling them to enjoy a college completion rate many times that of their peers who lack such support.
John Burton Foundation
The John Burton Foundation for Children Without Homes is a non-profit organization based in San Francisco, working throughout California to improve the quality of life for California’s foster, former foster, and homeless children. JBF is committed to achieving success for every foster youth and developing and advocating for policy solutions to bring an end to youth homelessness.
Casey Family Programs
Casey Family Programs is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused entirely on foster care and improving the child welfare system.
The Transitional Housing Placement Plus (THP-Plus) program provides affordable housing and comprehensive supportive services for up to 24 months to help former foster care and probation youth ages 18 to 24 make a successful transition from out-of-home placements to independent living.
List of THP-Plus Programs: http://thpplus.org/wp2/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/THP-Plus-Provider-Roster-Updated-1-28-14.pdf
General Number and Website:
- Online at www.mybenefitscalwin.org
- Call the Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance: (916)874-3100 or (209)744-0499
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North Highlands, CA 95660
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