Texas Youth Connection

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Texas Youth Connection provides an array of resources for young people with lived foster care experience. This website can lead you to the right individual and or organization for support in College/Higher Education, Housing, Independent Living (IL) Services, Leadership Opportunity, Life Skills, Complaints, Job search,... Read more

Los Angeles County: Dept. Of Mental Health

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DMH SERVICES FOR TRANSITION AGE YOUTH Transition Age Youth (TAY) programs provide an array of mental health and supportive services for Seriously Emotionally Disturbed (SED) and Severe and Persistently Mentally Ill (SPMI) youth ages 16-25. TAY programs focus on a number of priority populations to... Read more

California: Foster Care Ombudsman

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The California Ombudsperson for Foster Care is the state agency mandated to investigate and attempt to resolve complaints, on behalf of foster children, related to their care, placement, or services. The office is empowered to investigate complaints about state and local agencies regarding foster care... Read more

Califoria: Foster Youth Bill Of RIghts

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Foster Youth Bill of Rights is designed to inform foster children of their rights and protections within the child welfare system. Do you have concerns about your rights? Contact your state foster care ombudsman at fosteryouthhelp@dss.ca.goRead more


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The Supervised Independent Living Placement (SILP) is one of the new placement options for youth participating in extended foster care. SILPs are appropriate for those non-minor dependents (NMDs) who are high functioning and able to live independently: Of all placement options available, the SILP provides... Read more