Times are even more turbulent for foster youth today (there are 769 youth currently in the Contra Costa Foster Care System.). Many are students and with colleges closed, housing has become a problem and low income jobs are no longer available.
A huge challenge for foster youth is having a place to live. This has resulted in more youth being homeless or moving around to find shelter.
We are currently putting together 50 backpacks that will contain some personal items. The idea is to deliver these backpacks to ILSP in March. Then we will look at putting together extra content packets to serve as refills.
Once we have the list of contents defined, we will let everyone know where you'll be able to help.