Stephen Levin at a General Welfare committee hearing on December 17
Child Welfare

New York City Councilman: More Support for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care and Accused Parents

New York City Councilman Stephen Levin (D) is an unlikely foster care system watchdog. His council district encompasses upscale Brooklyn enclaves like Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO – neighborhoods that send relatively few children into foster […]

Child Welfare

Making Money Moves: Tips for Foster Youth Entering the Workforce

Many nonprofit organizations and agencies across the country are thinking about the best way to increase employment opportunities and support to foster youth. Counter-narratives are beginning to disrupt the assumptions and stereotypes that exist about […]

Child Welfare

In America’s Homelessness Epicenter, Local Leaders Propose Supports for Systems-Involved Youth

Amid a seemingly intractable homelessness crisis, Los Angeles County’s Board of Supervisors proposed Tuesday to support two youth populations long known to have serious housing instability: transition-age foster youth and young people exiting the county’s […]