The mission of the South Los Angeles Homeless Transition Age Youth (TAY) and Foster Care Collaborative is to prevent and end youth homelessness in the South Los Angeles region.

We bring together a diverse group of organizations and individuals who are committed to working together to influence policy and system change in  the South Los Angeles region. Strategic community partnerships  are essential for creating a system of care that will best meet the needs of homeless Transition Age Youth (TAY) and Foster Care youth, ages 16-25.

To achieve our mission, our priorities are the following:

  •  -Increase the leadership, resilience, & transparency of agencies serving homeless youth
  • -Influence public policy
  • -Raise awareness & increase knowledge around homeless youth issues
  • -Mobilize the community
  • -Coordinate resources and services
  • -Foster accountability among the community, service providers, stakeholders, & youth

 Who We Are

Leaders and community stakeholders who serve and are concerned about homeless TAY and Foster Care youth in South Los Angeles. Our Collaborative has members from TAY housing providers, nonprofit organizations serving TAY and Foster Care Youth, TAY, faith-based and church leaders, L.A. County and City agencies, law enforcement, leaders of neighborhood groups, policy organizations, and many others.

Core Activities

  • Collaborative convening opportunities, info sharing sessions,  and coordination  meetings to build leadership capacity, share resources, and provide technical assistance to Collaborative members and agencies serving TAY and Foster Care Youth.
  • Policy and advocacy activities  to create a greater presence and voice for South Los Angeles around homeless youth issues in the Los Angeles County.
  • -Coordinate and provide capacity building and training opportunities to improve  the homeless service delivery system for youth.
  • -Develop and implement the Homeless No More Community Plan to develop solutions to prevent and end youth homelessness.


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