Youth transitioning out of foster care face unique and life-changing challenges. In our Year Eight, we set about creating more opportunities for our foster teens’ success. In partnership with our county’s Probation department, Private Industry Council, two local school districts and the Conversation Crop, FCNI developed the grant-funded “Mainstream Youth Corps”, a vital program which provided real-life opportunities for our teens’ to learn marketable skills, strengthen their work ethics and give back to their local community. Read more about this year here:
FCNI at a Glance
Number of Programs
Children, Youth and Families Served
State of the State
AB 3364 (Chapter 961/1994) established the state Family Preservation and Family Support Program consistent with federal requirements in PL 102-66, and funding procedures.
Number of children in foster care in the US: 468,000
A 1994 national study found that children whose families had housing problems were almost twice as likely to be in foster care as children whose families did not have housing problems.