Each year tens of thousands of youth transition out of the foster care system without a place to live. Recent legislation (AB12), has extended foster care to age 21. By the time they leave the system, many of these youth have lived in multiple homes. Most are thrust into unsupported, independent living without a high school education, money, employment, job prospects or a stable living situation.
BAYC's clients are transition aged youth between the ages of 15 and 24. Most are current or former foster youth. Others have been homeless or are at significant risk of homelessness. All have been impacted by violence, neglect, poverty, incarceration, mental illness and/or substance abuse.