Resources/Programs

California College Pathways
California College Pathways provides resources and leadership to campuses and community organizations to help foster youth succeed at community colleges, vocational schools, and four-year universities.

iFoster
iFoster is a non-profit with a mission of providing life-changing resources to children being raised outside of their biological homes. iFoster Brings free and discounted resources to the community from private, public and government service providers to help close the funding gap in foster care.

UC Irvine Foster Youth Reslience in Education (FYRE) Program
FYRE Scholars is a comprehensive program that enables former foster youth to have academic support while attending the University of California, Irvine to successfully complete their bachelor’s degree.

United Friends of the Child
United Friends of the Children empowers current and former foster youth on their journey to self-sufficiency through service-enriched education and housing programs, advocacy, and consistent relationships with a community of people who care.

California Resources

Assembly Bill 12 (AB 12) Extended Foster Care (EFC) Program
California’s Extended Foster Care (EFC) Program which allows eligible youth in the child welfare and probation systems to remain in foster care until age 21.  Youth may leave extended foster care and later choose to re-enter the program up to age 21.
Click above to find out more information on AB12!

Chafee ETV Program
The Chafee ETV program provides resources specifically to meet the educational and training needs of Title IV-E eligible foster youth. The Chafee ETV program offers up to $5,000 per year for post-secondary education and training to assist youth with skill development needed to lead independent and productive lives.
Click above to see if you are eligible!

Independent Living Program (ILP)
The ILP provides training, services, and benefits to assist current and former foster youth in achieving self-sufficiency prior to, and after leaving, the foster care system. In California, each county has the flexibility to design services to meet a wide range of individual needs and circumstances, and to coordinate services with other Federal and State agencies engaged in similar activities.
Click above to see if you are eligible!

Supervised Independent Living Placement (SILP)
A Supervised Independent Living Placement (SILP) is a flexible, non-licensed foster care placement available to non-minor dependents (NMDs) participating in the Extended Foster Care Program (EFC). It is intended to provide NMDs the opportunity for highly independent living experiences while they receive foster care payments and Supportive Transition (ST) services.  SILP placements are for NMDs who are developmentally ready to live independently and in a less restrictive environment.
Click above to see if you are eligible!

Transitional Housing Programs
The THPP is a community care licensed placement opportunity for foster youth. Depending of their age, foster youth will qualify for certain programs catered to that age group. The goal of THPP is to help participants emancipate successfully by providing a safe environment for youth, while learning skills that can make them self-sufficient. These are the following programs offered:

Transitional Housing Placement Program (THPP): 16-18 Years
Transitional Housing Placement-Plus-Foster Care (THP+FC): 18-21 Years
Transitional Housing Program Plus (THP-Plus): 18-24 Years

Click above to find out specifics of each program!

 

Scholarships/Financial Resources

Dorothy & Robert Debolt Scholarship
Lilliput will, at minimum, award one $2,000 to $3,000 scholarship, in recognition of the value of independence and learning held by AASK' s Founders Dorothy and Robert DeBolt.
Maximum age at application is 25 years
Click above to learn more!

Dorothy & Robert Debolt Scholarship
The Burton Book Fund has provided $1.9 million in textbooks to over 7,700 current and former foster youth attending colleges in California. The goal of the Burton Book Fund is to promote college success among current and former foster youth by helping offset the high cost of textbooks and by encouraging their engagement and contact with campus support professionals.
Click above to see if you are eligible!