A New Program Helps Foster Kids in Orange County Avoid Homelessness when They Age Out of Public Care [ocregister.com]

 

By Theresa Walker, The Orange County Register, December 20, 2019

For three years after he aged out of foster care, at age 18, Christian was homeless.

During that time, he was hit by a car and suffered a traumatic brain injury. He was in a coma for six months and his speech and memory were affected. Over most of the last year he’s lived at The Link, a homeless shelter in Santa Ana.

This week, Christian, now 22, moved into his own one-bedroom apartment, in Tustin. That change is the result of a new rental-assistance program from the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development to help young adults ages 16 to 24 who face homelessness when they leave the child-welfare system.

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