Show: The Imprint Weekly

No Strings Attached: California’s Guaranteed Income for Former Foster Youth

On this week’s podcast we discuss the newest policy proposals from foster youth interns on Capitol Hill, new funding for racial equity in child welfare, and the newly approved guaranteed income pilot project in California that will pay up to $1,000 per month to young adults who have aged out of foster care.

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Andrea Amavisca, a legislative aide to State Sen. Dave Cortese, joins to talk about how the plan became law. Veronica Vieyra, who participated in a smaller test of guaranteed income in Santa Clara County, joins us to reflect on the impact that help has had on her life this year. 

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Foster Youth Congressional Interns Present Policy Fixes to U.S. Legislators Lawmakers Back Funding for Foster Sibling Pilot Programs New Study Suggests Ending Group Care for Foster Youth H.R.4502 – Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2022 California Bans Out-of-State Treatment Programs After Reporters Investigate Abuse Far from Home | Far from Safe California Approves First State-Guaranteed Income For Foster Youth California County Tests Universal Basic Income to Support Youth After Foster Care Help Us Close the Distance! The past two years have been a time of painful isolation and uncertainty, especially for America’s most vulnerable families and children. There has never been a more important time for the kind of work that Fostering Media Connections does: Telling the stories that bring all of us together, closing the distance that kept us apart. Now through Aug. 31, donations to The Imprint will be matched. Your donations help us to keep you informed with nuanced stories you won’t find anywhere else — and produce podcast episodes like this! Double your donation today at
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