COVID-19

The Census counts. So do you.

The Census counts. So do you.

Historically, many marginalized groups have been drastically undercounted in the Census—including large populations of children and families in foster care who depend heavily on the social programs impacted by the Census count. During this crisis, we are seeing just how life-saving these programs and must work together to ensure they remain adequately funded.  Communities not …

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Child Welfare Leaders Address

Child Welfare Leaders Address Impacts of Proposed Budget on Children and Families

The Alliance for Children’s Rights and other child welfare leaders articulated specific impacts of the May Revision on the child welfare system. Additional support to families is vital during this difficult time and child welfare leaders are concerned the proposed budget does not fully support the needs of children and families. View all impacts addressed …

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Supporting Children With Disabilities

Supporting Children With Disabilities in Accessing Special Education Services During a Time of Crisis

During the first week of April, the Alliance for Children’s Rights and other statewide partners communicated concerns with congressional leadership about the significant impact of extended school closures on students in special education programs and regional center clients. At this time of crisis, when distance learning is the primary option, children with disabilities lose out on educational …

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Governor Newsom Announces $42 Million

Governor Newsom Announces $42 Million to Protect Foster Youth and Families Impacted by COVID-19

On April 13th, Governor Gavin Newsom announced new investments aimed at protecting at-risk and children in foster care who are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The Governor’s announcement directly addresses many of the issues in the requests put forth to the Administration by an Alliance for Children’s Rights-led broad coalition. While we are encouraged by the …

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When Solidarity Counts

When Solidarity Counts: Supporting Our Young Clients and Families in Crisis

Moments of crisis have a way of calling attention to the inequities and barriers vulnerable children, young adults, and families confront in order to access the critical supports they need. Young people and the families who step up for children in our community are reaching out to the Alliance for help—knowing that we will be …

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