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Local charities step up and provide a network of support for older transitional foster youth in need and in crisis now

Local charities step up and provide a network of support for older transitional foster youth in need and in crisis now

As the county adjusts to the new normal, it is important to ensure the safety and wellbeing of one of our most vulnerable populations – older youth in care.  Homes with Heart VC believes it is essential to provide a network of support for older youth transitioning out of foster care.    Recently, an even more crucial emphasis has been placed on older youth without support such as those currently transitioning […]

HUD Program Combats Homelessness Among Former Foster Youth

HUD Program Combats Homelessness Among Former Foster Youth

BY IRENE LUO AND JAN JEKIELEK Every year, over 20,000 foster youth age out of the foster care system. Around 25 percent of them become homeless within four years of exiting foster care, according to the National Center for Housing and Child Welfare (NCHCW). Others, although not homeless, might nonetheless be living day-to-day in a motel, vehicle, or […]

Jump in to help: Foster VC Kids reminds interested community members there are many ways to help the 800 local foster youth

Jump in to help: Foster VC Kids reminds interested community members there are many ways to help the 800 local foster youth

(VENTURA COUNTY, Calif.) —  There are more than 800 Ventura County children in foster care, from newborns to teens, who need nurturing resource families to help them thrive while separated from their families of origin. These youth come to Foster VC Kids when they have been exposed to neglect, domestic violence, parental illness such as […]

Casa Pacifica’s Foster Youth Create Special Summer Memories at Calamigos Ranch

Casa Pacifica’s Foster Youth Create Special Summer Memories at Calamigos Ranch

Malibu, CA – Creating happy childhood memories isn’t always the easiest thing to accomplish for foster children and youth removed from home. But at Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families, where many of Ventura County’s foster children are placed for a time, they strive to achieve just that, through great events such as the […]

Local PODS Helps Foster Youth Transition to Independence

Local PODS Helps Foster Youth Transition to Independence

Local moving and Storage Company partners with foster support organization to help local youth Local PODS Moving and Storage leader will be supporting local foster group Women of Substance Men of Honor (WOSMOH) at their 9th Annual Embracing Hearts for Foster Youth Rummage Sale with a donation of two PODS containers. On Saturday, May 13, […]

Foster VC Kids, Ventura County Office of Education Collaborate on Innovative Support Systems for Foster Youth

Foster VC Kids, Ventura County Office of Education Collaborate on Innovative Support Systems for Foster Youth