Everything you need to know.
Looking for information pertaining to foster care and child advocacy? Here you will find facts about foster care, links to government agencies and organizations providing services to foster youth, resources for transition age youth, scholarship information and UFC's own Resource Center with links to UFC presentations and information for adults serving foster youth.
UFC Resource Center
With a long history of advocacy and involvement in public policy, UFC is a frequent resource to others in Los Angeles and across the country and is an active partner in the work being done to restructure the way emancipation services are delivered in the County of Los Angeles.
UFC strives to be one of the leading organizations serving foster youth in Southern California, recognized for its impact, both locally and beyond, in bettering the lives of foster children and empowering emancipated young adults.
Eager to share our program models, information and expertise, we try to regularly post UFC presentations and information.
Links and resources from other organizations and publications we find meaningful are also included to help the community better serve foster youth.
Adults Serving Foster Youth
As a caring adult in the life of a current or former foster youth, you can be an incredible source of support, encouragement and information. Youth often state that it was the presence of one caring adult that made all the difference.
Youth in Foster Care With Adult Mentors During Adolescence Have Improved Adult Outcomes >
Examines the long-term outcomes of foster youth who had, or did not have, a natural mentor in their lives as adolescents. (published by the American Academy of Pediatrics)
Make a difference for foster youth academically
- Help foster high academic aspirations among youth
- Encourage long term planning for higher education
- Stress rigorous academic preparation (honors and enrichment)
- Support students in preparing for and taking standardized tests
- Support students in exploring, choosing and enrolling in colleges and universities
- Help students navigate and understand the elements of financial aid
- Connect students to other adults that can provide resources and information
Being the Advocate
Bridging College Access
Financial Aid Resources
UFC Presentations + Downloads
Resources + Links
Are you a foster youth in need of support?