U.S. youths leaving care given cash, and time, as COVID spurs action

U.S. youths leaving care given cash, and time, as COVID spurs action

The pandemic has kickstarted policy moves including universal basic income (UBI) payouts in California to help youngsters leaving foster care gain financial independence and avoid homelessness

Most youths ‘age out’ of care system between 18 and 21

California starts cash payouts for foster care leavers New York City considers extending support to age 26 By Carey L. BironWASHINGTON, May 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Like many teenagers in foster care, Korah Loyd dreaded her 18th birthday – a milestone that leaves thousands of vulnerable young people facing homelessness and an uncertain future in the United States […]

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