There are many resources available to former foster youth students, both at USC and within the local community, to ensure a successful academic experience.
Resources at USC
- Student Equity and Inclusion Programs
- First Generation Plus Success Center
- Financial Aid Office
- Student Basic Needs
- Academic Advisement at USC Dornsife
- USC Libraries
- The Writing Center at USC Dornsife
- Office of Student Accessibility Services
- Trauma Recovery Center at USC
- Engemann Student Health Center
- USC Housing
- Alliance for Children's Rights
Provides advocacy resources to help young adults who have aged out of foster care connect with a supportive adult and programs.
- Foster Nation
Provides resources and connections to help support foster youth and address their basic needs.
- Youth on the Move
Helps secure transportation resources for former foster youth, part of The Independent Living Program at the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services
- A Sense of Home
Focuses on preventing homelessness among youth who have aged out of foster care by providing first ever homes, furniture donations and home goods.
- Aging Out Institute
Promotes resources and strategies to help youth aging out of foster care.