San Mateo County approves program for foster youth

San Mateo County approves program for foster youth

Following a unanimous vote, San Mateo County Supervisors agreed to provide current and former foster youth ages 18-22 with $1,000 a month after approving the first guaranteed income program for this vulnerable group.

Thus, around 70 eligible youth will receive a direct deposit for up to 18 months.

"Our goal is to break the cycle of poverty," said supervisor David J. Canepa, who sponsored the proposal with supervisor Noelia Corzo.“Foster youth face so many challenges that most of us cannot imagine,” Canepa explained. "We as a community want to help these young adults finish high school and go on to college […]

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