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Education, Grants & Assistance 

Foster youth who were in care between the ages of 16-18 are eligible for the Chafee Grant, a $5,000 educational grant. Apply online at http://www.chafee.csac.ca.gov

Orangewood Children's Foundation

  • Youth can access Children's Trust Fund Program

  • Foster Parents can access support groups

  • Guardian Scholars: Access a list universities with programs for former foster youth

Cal Poly Pomona's Renaissance Scholars

  • University provides housing year-round

  • Transfer students accepted

Many state universities are required to provide year-round housing to former youth. Check your local state university and ask for a reference to a university with a similar program should one not be in existence.

Free Vocational Schools in Southern California

(Check community colleges in your area for certifications and programs)

Training & Development Institute (TDI)
North Orange County Community College www.nocccd.edu
1830 W. Romneya Dr.
Anaheim, CA 92801

Certificate Programs

  • Administrative Assistant

  • Antiques and Collectibles

  • Construction Education

  • Early Childhood Education

  • Management

  • Pharmacy Technician

  • Automotive Technology

  • Bartending

  • Business Education

  • Cosmetology

  • Electronics

  • Medical

  • Retail Meat Cutting

Admissions and Registration
(714) 779-8279
Course Schedule tdi.nocccd.cc.ca.us/schedule
Martha Gutierrez, Program Manager, Vocational Education


Federal One-Stop Programs throughout the nation provide free internet, fax, copier, mentors, resume workshops, job board (full and part-time), and mail service. Google the nearest One-Stop Program near you!

Orange County One-Stop Center

Orange County One-Stop - Irvine
125 Technology Way, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 341-8000

Orange County One-Stop - Westminster
5405 Garden Grove Boulevard
Westminster, CA 92683
(714) 241-4900


Always check with your local church, many provide programs to house emancipated youth one such ministry exists at Southern California's Mariner's Church. Positive Resistance thanks you for providing solutions to the housing needs of foster youth.

Does he need a resume? Positive Resistance has a free resume service. *You can forward my email information to him)

Does he need a job? Positive Resistance has volunteer staff that are employed by Apple One. They can teach him how to interview and place him in a permanent position. He can also access free internet, fax, copier, mentors, and mail service at the following.

Got Health Care?

Over the age of 21 and in need of health care?

If you are a college student check your local university or community college for on-campus health care.

Otherwise, a basic PPO Plan for single people ages 19-29 through Blue Cross of California is $51 dollars a month.
See: www2.bluecrossca.com/PDF/Agent/IndvRateGuide.PDF

Dental Insurance is 15$ a month at PacifiCare: 

Organizations 2 Know!

Casey Family

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Rowell Foster Children Positive Plan

Foster Club

Independent Living Resources, Inc.                    

In My Shoes

California Youth Connection

Orangewood Children's Foundation                    

National Center for Youth Law


Our Mission

The mission of Positive Resistance is to exclusively support and develop the resilience of youth maturing in the foster care system.

Donate to Our Cause

You can be an ambassador of hope and make a tax deductable donation where dollar for dollar supports our programs and allows us to empower foster youth.

To learn more about how to donate, please click here.

Positive Resistance 2012
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