Housing & Homelessness

THP-Plus Zoom Meeting – How New Funding & Local Flexibility Can Protect Former Foster Youth During the Pandemic

Last updated Aug 27, 2020

During the summer of 2020, THP-Plus providers gained two important new tools in their effort to better serve former foster youth in California and protect them during the pandemic. During this Zoom meeting, John Burton Advocates for Youth described these two important policy changes in detail.

New Funding: First, CA allocated $8 million to county child welfare agencies that can be used for THP-Plus.

Local Flexibility: Second, the recently passed 2020-21 state budget included a provision authorizing counties to permit youth in THP-Plus to remain in the program until June 30, 2021, regardless of their age or program duration.