Youth who "age out" of foster care or those who are experiencing homelessness can face tough barriers including:
Lack of adequate elementary and secondary education
Lack of employment and job training
Problems with physical health, behavioral health, and general well-being
Lack of access to health care
Justice system involvement
Lack of social connections
At Youth Empowerment Siskiyou, we have been working to develop a Homeless Youth Case Management program to provide youth experiencing barriers like these with resources.