The Youth Law Center has released a new brief, A New Deal for Transition Age Foster Youth in California: A Policy Roadmap for Ensuring a Resilient Recovery after COVID-19, which proposes key policy changes for transition age youth who are in foster care or have recently exited care in the aftermath of the COVID-19 public healthRead More
Join us for the 2020 YTFG Virtual Fall Meeting on October 7 and 8. While we can’t be together in person, we still can connect on critical issues and priorities for our network. The full network meeting will take place on October 7 between 12pm and 5 pm ET (9am – 2 pm PT). WorkgroupRead More
Disasterologist Dr. Samantha Montano talked with the YTFG team to share her expertise about disaster lifecycles, what makes this pandemic different from other disasters, and the important role of nonprofits and philanthropic organizations in America’s emergency management system. What makes the current pandemic different from other disasters? There are a couple of key differences thatRead More
To support our members and the field as we navigate the challenges of the pandemic together, the YTFG Team is pleased to announce the launch of our new COVID-19 Resource Center. This new resource center: is created with the unique information needs of funders who invest in improving outcomes for youth and young adult. provides highly curatedRead More
The Impossible Heroism of Young Single Parents Who Are Raising Kids, Studying and Working in a COVID World
Blog Post Authored By Stephanie Krauss The other day I was laughing at the dinner table with my husband and mother as we read through the highly relatable anecdotes of other working parents in the New York Times opinion piece, “I Have Given Up: Parenting in Quarantine.” It’s a funny sampler of the everyday strugglesRead More
Point Source Youth is producing 15 free weekly COVID-19 webinars in 90 days to ensure that the National Youth Homelessness Community has direct access to leading experts across relevant fields amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic. Sign up to be the first to hear about new updates, free toolkits, videos with thought-leaders, shareable assets and more! LearnRead More
Florida Youth SHINE and its partner Vita Nova are maintaining a running covid-19 resource list for foster youth and their supporters. You can also check out their webpage for other great resources such as the Freaked Out About Finances tip sheet!
The Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has shared a well-being toolkit which identifies resources which can serve as a support to us all during this challenging time for our world. The toolkit includes well-being tips, suggestions on how to talk to children and youth, meditations and resources for educators.
Please mark your calendars for our Fall Meeting scheduled for October 7 and 8. We will be back in touch in the coming weeks with additional details on the location and focus for that meeting. As we all weather the COVID-19 pandemic together, YTFG work groups will be offering virtual events and we will continue to provide regular updates onRead More
This complimentary SSIR Live! webinar will explore how resources are being deployed in local communities across the United States and around the world to support organizations combating the new coronavirus. Nicole Taylor, president and CEO of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (the largest US community foundation), will share information on the work that community foundationsRead More