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Budget Request for Child Care for Foster Children Moves Forward

At this moment, members of the Legislature’s Conference Committee are meeting to decide which proposals to include in the 2016-2017 state budget. One of the proposals under consideration is the Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children, which would allocate $22 million annually to provide time-limited child care vouchers to foster children. The request…

Alliance Participates in Statewide and Regional Foster Youth Education Summits

This past month, the Alliance participated in two important conferences which brought together educators, social workers, advocates and youth to share best practices for improving the education outcomes of children and youth in foster care. The 2016 California Foster Youth Education Summit took place on April 11th and 12th in Sacramento. This year’s summit, put…

Governor Brown’s May Revised Budget Proposes Home-Based Family Care Rate for ALL Families – Including Kin!

On May 13, 2016, Governor Brown released his updated budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The proposal calls for the creation of a four-tiered Home-Based Family Care rate that is based on the child’s level-of-care. This new home-based family care rate will replace the existing rate structure for out-of-home placements, which provides a basic rate…

Pregnancy Prevention Institute Adopts L.A. Model for Pregnant and Parenting Teens

The Alliance and Public Counsel developed a successful intervention to give parenting foster youth access to the resources and services needed to parent successfully and stay on track for healthy independence. The Pregnant and Parenting Teen Conference model, created with the L.A. Department of Children and Family Services and Children’s Law Center, was recently adopted…

The 100,000 Opportunities Initative

The Alliance was proud to participate in the Los Angeles 100,000 Opportunities Initiative on February 11th, 2016. Hiring managers from more than 30 companies, including, Chipotle, HMS Host, Lyft, Nordstrom, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Sweetgreen, Taco Bell, Target, TOMS, and more, met with thousands of young people in an effort to connect Los Angeles…

10th Annual Thanksgiving Event

On November 15, we held our 10th Annual Thanksgiving for Transition-Age Youth at Community Coalition. It was a smashing success with over 50 youth in attendance. We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to Heirloom LA for donating their delicious food, time and heart to the event. In addition to providing a delicious Thanksgiving…

Giving Families Fortitude

“Sometimes in life you come upon the realization that you are backed into a corner and may not stand to win a fight with your own resources.” -Cherie, loving caregiver to her granddaughter This perfectly captures a sentiment shared by many of our clients, especially grandparents and other relative caregivers. Imagine being retired and taking…