10 Bills to Help Homeless Children, Families and Foster Youths


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Gov. Jerry Brown has signed 10 bills that will supposedly help and protect "the most vulnerable Californians ľ homeless children and adults and foster youth."

According to the California Homeless Youth Project, a projected 200,000 minors in California are homeless. The governor also signed legislation that requires that when a decision is made to place a foster child who is medically weak, priority consideration is to be given to foster parents who are nurse practitioners.


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Federal Programs Related to - Foster Care

Programs that provide alternative family living arrangements in agency-supervised private family homes for children and youth who have been neglected, abused, abandoned, or have physical/mental disabilities and are no longer able to live with their birth families. Foster Care for Dependent Children; Foster Care for Children with Disabilities; Foster Home Placement; Foster Parent/Family Recruitment

Federal Programs Related to - Family-Based Services

Programs that provide a social services designed to support healthy family development; improve the family's ability to resolve problems; and prevent unnecessary placement of children in alternative environments when family problems reach crisis proportions. Family Strengthening Programs

Federal Programs Related to - Services for the Homeless

Programs that provide supportive services for individuals and families who are homeless or which work with people who are at risk for homelessness in an effort to prevent them from losing their permanent residence.



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