On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion aimed at improving housing services for foster youth transitioning to adulthood, a population at particular risk of homelessness.
“Youth transitioning out of foster care have often experienced significant trauma throughout their young lives,” said Supervisor Hilda Solis, the motion’s author. “Coupled with supportive services, housing can make the difference between homelessness and long-term success. By addressing some of the funding challenges associated with housing former foster youth, we can move these youth off the streets and into homes.”
Despite the fact that foster kids in California can opt to extend their foster care benefits, including help with housing, from age 18 to 21, many youth fall through the cracks.
[For more on this story by Taylor Walker, go to https://witnessla.com/supes-vo...on-age-foster-youth/]
For another story on a similar topic, see Clearing A Road To Permanency And Stability For LA County Foster Youth — UPDATED.