The mission of the South L.A. Homeless TAY and Foster Care Collaborative is to prevent and end youth homelessness in the South Los Angeles region.

GAO Report on Access to College Financial Aid for Homeless & Foster Youth

Access to Financial Aid for College is Critical to Homeless and Foster Care Youth The Government Accountability Office’s report, “.Actions Needed to Improve Access to Federal Financial Assistance for Homeless and Foster Youth” used college  enrollment data from 2011-2012 and 2013-2014,as well as  completion data from 2009, to study access to college financial aid for homeless […]

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Collaborative Meeting-May 26, 2016

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) focused on CES for Single Adults and Youth. At this meeting we will discuss the RFP requirements for Youth CES and how we will work together to increase and expand homeless and supportive services for youth in South Los Angeles. PDF of […]

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San Luis Obispo County Mayors Seeking to Create “Beyond Homelessness Campus”

San Luis Obispo County mayors want to convert Paso youth camp to homeless center Read more:  Interesting and proactive solution to youth homelessness. The seven mayors sent a letter to state lawmakers proposing the center at the California Youth Authority site The proposal suggests creating a “Beyond Homelessness Campus” at the unused state property  

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ACT NOW! LONG TERM FUNDING FOR HOMELESSNESS Support and advocate for long term funding for homelessness in Los Angeles County! Urge Supervisors Solis, Knabe and Antonovich to Support Long-Term Funding for the Homeless! On May 10, 2016 the Board of Supervisors considered a motion by Supervisors Ridley-Thomas and Kuehl directing the County CEO to pursue […]

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Funding for the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA)

Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) programs help prevent exploitation of youth on the streets and support reconnection to their families, schools, employment, and housing option LATEST NEWS FROM THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE TO END HOMELESSNESS (NAEH) The President’s Budget Proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2015 recommends providing level funding to the Runaway and Homeless Youth […]

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Huffington Post: “Let’s Study What Works Best for Homeless Youth”

As part of its laudable goal to end family, youth, and child homelessness by 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued nationalinstructions in its funding announcements, prioritizing investments in rapid re-housing, putting homeless people in apartments first, and then working to address their need for social services. There is evidence the […]

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LA Times Covers 2016 Youth Count

Grace Weltman

February 2, 2016


“When Marlon Sibrian turned 18 and aged out of the Los Angeles County foster care system, he had nowhere to go. His social worker dropped him off at the door of a Boyle Heights youth shelter. Sibrian’s time there made it easy for him to recognize the homeless young men amid similarly hoodie-clad and beanie-topped […]

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2014 Community Planning Fact Sheet

Information and Meeting Documents On February 27, 2014, members of the South L.A. Homeless TAY and Foster Care Collaborative participated in small group discussions in which they were divided by their organization type.  We asked them to address two major questions: What services do you think homeless TAY need? What services do you provide? Below […]

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