The Fostering Connections to Success Act is a new California law
which provides financial and transitional assistance to foster youth who are approaching the age of self-sufficiency.
Youth aging out of foster care face difficult obstacles as they often lack income, resources, and family support.
The Act provides financial aid to foster youth who are at least 18-years-old in the hopes of reducing unemployment, homelessness, teen pregnancy, and the need for public assistance among youth aging out of the foster care system.
The program is completely voluntary. The youth can change their mind even after enrolling in the program and can reenter the program after leaving as long as eligibility requirements are met.
A foster youth is eligible to receive benefits under the Fostering Connections to Success Act if the youth meets any of the following:
A foster youth can remain eligible for benefits under the Fostering Connections to Success Act if the youth lives in any one of the following:
For more information, talk to your social worker, your attorney, or any attorney at Children's Advocacy Group at (909)890-9977. You can also read more about the program at http://cafosteringconnections.org/.