Even though you are considered an adult when you turn 18 years old, you do not have to leave foster care. A law called AB12 lets you choose to stay in care up to age 21. If you stay in care after you turn 18, you’ll have a place to live, financial support, and more time to get it together to live on your own.
If you are in care between 18-21, there are several placement options available to you.
You can remain with the caregiver you were living with before you turned 18.
You can go into THP+FC
Or you may be able to live in a Supervised Independent Living Placement (“SILP”) where you may rent a room, share an apartment, or live in a college dorm and the funding to pay your rent will come to you.
To learn how it works and what you need to do:
- If you are over 21, live in Los Angeles County, and have been in foster care you can probably get a place to live for up to two years in a transitional housing program. You’ll have to prove that you were in foster care and you will either have to work or go to school … Continue reading Transitional Housing After 21
- There are a variety of housing options you can take advantage of if you choose to stay in extended foster care. If you are in a good placement you can stay in that placement until you reach 21; and your caregiver will continue to get funding. You can live in THP Plus Foster Care...