Many University of California (UC) campuses offer a variety of programs and resources
for foster youth. Learn about different programs, resources, and how to access these
DVC Food Pantry The Diablo Valley College Food Pantry provides emergency, supplemental food to DVC
students to assist in fighting food insecurities.
Cal Fresh Program Formerly known as the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program "SNAP", provides
qualified households and individuals with healthy and nutritional food.
Contra Costa County Food Banks The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano distributes food directly to people in need
through a variety of programs. Find programs and services in your area.
THP Plus A project of the JOHN BURTON FOUNDATION with the goal of reducing homelessness among
current and former foster youth in California by improving access to safe, affordable
and supportive housing.
The THP-Plus Statewide Implementation Project works to improve access to two vital
programs in California:
THP+FC, which provides supportive housing to youth age 18 to 21 who are in foster
care; THP-Plus, which provides 24 months of supportive housing to former foster youth, age
18 to 24.
Both programs provide wide range of supportive services, including job training, educational
support, and counseling. The THP-Plus Statewide Implementation Project seeks to expand
access to both programs throughout the state through training, technical assistance,
First Place for Youth Transition age case management program offering housing, education, and employment
support to promote self-sufficiency.
Uplift Family Services This Transitional Housing Program (THP) serves a limited number of adolescent clients
(ages 16-19) who are in the process of emancipating from the foster care program.
Calli House Daytime drop-in services for homeless youth age 14-24 years and emergency shelter
for homeless youth age 18-24 years. Homeless youth accessing services through the
emergency shelter or through the drop-in center are provided with support services
to help them return home, access transitional housing program, or live independently.
Western Center on Law and Poverty Western Center fights for justice and system-wide change to secure housing, healthcare
and a strong safety net for low income Californians.
Bay Area Legal Aid BayLegal provides expertise in foster care benefits programs and partners with the
Youth Law Center and the Public Interest Law Project to provide trainings in foster
care benefits to attorney and advocate organizations. BayLegal is also on the Foster
Care Benefits Taskforce, a state-wide taskforce that tackles systemic barriers to
benefits for foster care youth.
National Center for Youth Law NCYL improves foster care systems and supports laws and policies which promote the
safety and well-being of children who have been abused or neglected.