What’s Happening With CYC
CYC in the press!
CYC'S Local Control Accountability Plan has been submitted to the California School Board and is going to be a good starting point for school districts to improve accomdations and provisions for foster youth. “"We’ve gone through life experiences that other kids don’t go through,' said Yoselin Cabral, a student at Cal State Fresno and a former foster youth. 'We’re not worried about our clothes or even school. We worried about where we’re going to be living the next day.'" Read the rest of the article featuring CYC members here.
CYC's Annual Day at the Capitol!
CYC is proud to annouce that CYC's 2014 Day at the Capitol was a huge success!!! CYC's bill regarding Sibling Visitation Rights, will now be authored by Senator Steinberg (Author of CYC's Original Sibilng Togetherness bill AB 1987 in 2000). At this year's Rally/Press Conference on February 10th on the Capitol West Steps, CYC honored Phillip Crandall, Barbara LaHaie and Senator Holly Mitchell. We had over 385 people in attendance at the event! Congrats to all of the youth, adult supporters and community members that took part in the weekend's events.
Did You Know...
...that in 2000, language was adopted into the California state budget that states that "California values the input of foster youth into the development of child welfare policy and CYC is the vehicle to provide that input." This language establishes CYC as a central sustainable player in the development of child welfare policy in California and is a model for other states.
Former Foster Youth are Eligable for FREE Medi-Cal due to ACADid you know that under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), former foster youth that were in care on their 18th birthday qualify for FREE Medi-Cal?!?! No matter your income! If you are under 26 and are a former foster youth, under ACA, your coverage will include medical care, vision exams, sustance abuse treatment, mental health services and counseling and dental care (starting May 2014). To learn more, please go to www.coveredtil26.org.