A California county’s new foster child receiving center in a downtown San Jose basement is being called woefully inadequate.
After decades of kicking foster children out of the system when they turn 18, California is phasing in a new law that will extend benefits until age 21.
There are still far more foster kids who need a home than there are people willing to take them. Whether a child lands in the right environment is often just the luck of the draw, but one home is Newark is doing it’s best to improve the odds.
he newly sworn-in Jean Quan wants to enlist a mentor for each of the 2,000 children she described as most at-risk in Oakland.