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Ashley A. Smith

12 September 2019

California, United States

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Several programs have cropped up throughout California to help former foster youth navigate what has been identified as the biggest challenge of aging out of the foster case system -- housing. NextUp and other initiat...

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Rob Waters

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1 July 2019

California, United States

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To address the difficulties foster youth face when trying to complete a college program, California has implemented a series of support mechanisms designed to increase the chances of graduation. From extending the cut...

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Lauren Dake

18 March 2019

Tennessee, United States

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Investing in families provides positive results and helps keep the cost of child welfare lower in the long-term. Nonprofit programs, like the one run by Youth Villages, can help children and families overcome challeng...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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10 October 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A Philadelphia non-profit is targeting young people who struggle when leaving the foster care system and providing them with comprehensive services to help them transition into independent living successfully; that in...

The Denver Post

Erin McIntyre

22 September 2018

Grand Junction, Colorado, United States

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In Grand Junction, Colorado, Foster Alumni Mentors is working to connect young adults in or leaving the foster care system with others who have gone through the same person, giving them a mentor to help them with appl...

Arizona Daily Star

Sarah Garrecht Gassen

16 March 2018

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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When youth leave foster care, they can have incredible difficulties finding employment, housing, and transitioning into a life beyond the challenges of foster care. In California, First Place for Youth is a non-profit...

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Anne Hillman

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20 April 2016

Alaska, United States

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Beacon Hill is a non-profit that helps foster children build relationships with their parents by creating a safe space for them to interact. The organization encourages a healthy relationship between the foster family...

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Chris Peak

16 March 2016

Oakland, California, United States

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Oakland's First Place for Youth provides housing for recently emancipated foster children, giving them the boost they need to avoid the foster care-to-prison pipeline.

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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8 January 2014

New York, New York, United States

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A panoply of responses to poverty has emerged to address poverty in the United States and abroad. The responses share in three key tactics: Measuring impact, paying for success, and collaboration.

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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25 February 2011

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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It’s now common for youth to remain in foster care or residential treatment for years. For troubled or victimized children in need, assistance at home is often more effective than foster placement.

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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21 February 2011

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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The foster care system is widely acknowledged to be 'broken', and to ignore those who age out of the system. A program in Memphis is improving the lives of at-risk youths by working to reunite them with their original...

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