California law affirms gender-related care for foster youth

A new California law signed Friday by Gov. Jerry Brown ensures access to counseling, hormone treatment and surgery for transgender foster youth. The bill “will empower transgender foster youth to live authentically and simply be themselves,” said Democratic Assemblyman Todd Gloria of San Diego, the law’s sponsor. Such treatment would be covered by Medi-Cal, the […]

Former foster youth students share their stories – Daily 49er

California Assembly Bill 12 allowed assistance for youth in the foster system to receive resources until 21. When those resources are no longer available, support programs such as the LA County Department of Mental Health help these “transition age youth,” or at-risk populations between 16 and 25, ease into everyday life by providing services including […]