Next Coalition Call: Friday April 26th from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.*

At the time of the call, attendees can use this Zoom link to join, no registration required. To be added to the calendar invitation and receive agendas and reminders, please e-mail Simone Tureck Lee at simone@jbay.org. Calls occur every other Thursday from 2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

*Next call is on Friday because there is a hearing that conflicts with that week’s Thursday time.

This page provides the slide decks and recordings from bi-weekly coalition calls hosted by JBAY. This coalition was formed in 2024 to protect foster youth in the 2024-25 state budget after the Newsom Administration proposed the elimination of two vital housing support programs for current and former foster youth: The $13.7 million Housing Navigation & Maintenance Program and the $18.8 million Supervised Independent Living Placement (SILP) Housing Supplement.

April 11, 2024 Coalition Call

Ongoing strategies discussed on this call that are still current:

  • Please RSVP for the 4/25 hearing here 
  • New publication on county survey regarding Housing Navigation & Maintenance Program
  • New social media posts available here
  • Second half of budget season outlined on slide 6

March 28, 2024 Coalition Call

Ongoing strategies discussed on this call that are still current:

  • Thank your district Assemblymembers if they signed onto Assemblymember Ting’s letter requesting the preservation of these programs – info here
  • Hearing prep tips available on slide 8.

March 15, 2024 Coalition Call

Ongoing strategies discussed on this call that are still current:

  • Schedule calls with your district Senators to ask them to champion the preservation of these programs in the state budget using this doc.
  • Please RSVP for the next three hearings here.

February 29, 2024 Coalition Call

Ongoing strategies discussed on this call that are still current:

  • Strategies discussed now outdated. Please refer to most recent call.

February 15, 2024 Coalition Call

Ongoing strategies discussed on this call that are still current:

February 1, 2024 Coalition Call

Ongoing strategies discussed on this call that are still current:

  • Email Daniel Heimpel of Good River Partners for help with writing and placing op-eds.

January 18, 2024 Coalition Call

This call was hosted to launch the coalition. Attendees were invited to participate in a number of advocacy activities. Ongoing strategies discussed on this call that are still current:

  • Sign onto the coalition letter to the Governor.