Building the Evidence on Preventing Homelessness among Former Foster Youth

Supporting and evaluating the Youth Transitions Partnership in Alameda County

The high rate of homelessness among young people who have been in foster care is well documented.  One Chapin Hall study of those making the transition from foster care to adulthood in California found a quarter had been homeless for one night between ages 19 and 21 and nearly 20 percent had experienced homelessness at some point while in extended foster care. Another recent Chapin Hall report found that many youth who experienced homelessness saw en