Foster Care Links

Foster Care Advocacy and Data Resources
California Youth Connectionwww.calyouthconn.org
Statewide public policy and advocacy organization, led by foster youth.

Children’s Home Societywww.chs-wa.org
Great information on the foster care system and advocacy links.

Welfare Information Networkwww.welfareinfo.org
A clearinghouse for information, policy analysis and technical assistance related to welfare, workforce development, and other human and community services.

California Coalition for Youthwww.calyouth.org Facebook page
The California Coalition for Youth (CCY) is a thirty-year old grassroots nonprofit organization located in Sacramento that serves at-risk and disconnected youth ages 12-24 throughout the state of California. Our vision is that every youth in California is connected to the services, resources and programs that they need to have successful lives.

Annie E. Casey Foundationwww.casey.org
Great statistics, publications, and resources on foster care issues.

Casey Family Serviceswww.caseyfamilyservices.org
Resources for foster parents, youth, and professionals.

Child Welfare Research Centercssr.berkeley.edu/CWSCMSreports
Website with research and statistics on youth in foster care. You can create your own report based on the data that interests you.

National Center for Foster Care and Permanency Planningwww.hunter.cuny.edu
Training, technical assistance, and information services resources.

National Council for Juvenile and Family Court Judges: Permanency Planning for Children Departmentwww.pppncjfcj.org
Permanency planning resources for children.

National Foster Parents Associationwww.nfpainc.org
Information and resources on and for foster parents. Links to Foster Club, a foster youth network hub.

National Resource Center for Youth Developmentwww.nrcys.ou.edu
Extensive listing of foster care resources and links.

San Francisco Department Human Serviceswww.sfgov.org
Link to San Francisco foster care system website.

USDHHS Administration for Children and Familieswww.acf.hhs.gov
Statistics about foster youth on the national level and some legislative information.

Children’s Bureau, US Dept. of Health and Human Services • www.acf.hhs.gov
Information on funding, policies, laws, and resources on children’s issues.

Children’s Defense Fundwww.childrensdefense.org
Information and resources on advocating for children, preventing poverty, and meeting children’s needs.

California Youth Council Institutewww.nww.org/yci
Shares reports on youth councils, effective practices, and other pertinent material.

Child Welfare League of Americawww.cwla.org
News and information on child welfare issues.

Foster Care and Housing Resources
Corporation for Supportive Housing
www.csh.org
Information on supportive housing, how-tos, policy and advocacy, and statistics.

US Department of Housing and Urban Development www.hud.gov
Extensive listing of housing resources, publications and information.

Weingart Institute for the Study of Homeless ness and Povertywww.weingart.org
National and California specific studies on homelessness and poverty.

THP-Plus Statewide Implementation Project www.thpplus.org
The goal of the Project is to reduce homelessness among former foster care and probation youth by expanding access to the Transitional Housing Placement Plus Program (THP-Plus).

Larkin Street Youth Services www.larkinstreetyouth.org
Larkin Street is a close partner of HEY that has many housing programs for homeless and foster youth in the Bay Area. This link shows their research and publications.

Foster Care and Health Resources
The Adolescent Health Working Group
www.ahwg.net
The Adolescent Health Working Group is a coalition of committed youth, adults, and representatives of public and private agencies whose mission is to significantly advance the health and well being of San Francisco’s youth.

Health Initiatives for Youthwww.hify.org
HIFY conducts trainings, workshops, and advocacy events for youth and youth advocates. They get involved in public policy and have many great publications e.g. Spill, Vital Signs, A Young Woman’s Survival Guide, and the Adolescent Provider’s Guide for SF.

Center for Adolescent Health and Lawwww.adolescenthealthlaw.org
Publications and resources on issues related to laws and policies concerning health of adolescents and their access to comprehensive health care.

Foster Care and Housing Resources
Corporation for Supportive Housing
www.csh.org
Information on supportive housing, how-to, policy and advocacy, and statistics.

US Department of Housing and Urban Developmentwww.hud.gov
Extensive listing of housing resources, publications and information.

THP-Plus Statewide Implementation Project www.thpplus.org
The goal of the Project is to reduce homelessness among former foster care and probation youth by expanding access to the Transitional Housing Placement Plus Program (THP-Plus).

Larkin Street Youth Serviceswww.larkinstreetyouth.org
Larkin Street is a close partner of HEY that has many housing programs for homeless and foster youth in the Bay Area. This link shows their research and publications.


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