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LA County THP's and Housing Resources

If you are currently in need of stable housing, view the link below for information about LA County housing resources. The list provides information about Transitional Housing Programs, Independent Living Programs, Drop-In Centers, Emergency Shelters, Mental Health Services, and Substance Treatment Services.

Independent Living Program (ILP)

ILP Online can help you get information about how to check your ILP eligibility. The website also provides various services for former foster youth such as free Metro TAP cards for transportation and educational resources.

Free Health Care Coverage

If you were in foster care until age 18, you may be eligible for FREE health care coverage until age 26 through the Affordable Care Act. View the link below for eligibility requirements and information about how to apply for free health insurance.

Student Financial Aid

Have you completed your FAFSA, also known as the Free Application for Financial Student Aid, yet? Student Financial Aid, which includes grants, loans, and work-study programs, assists college students with the financial burdens of pursuing a higher education. View the link below to start your FAFSA and help you get one step closer to completing your educational goals.


NextUp, also known as CAFYES (Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support), offers extra support and services to former foster youth in community college including help with textbooks and supplies, transportation, tutoring, food and emergency housing. View the link below for eligibility information.

Food Pantries

If you are struggling to provide food yourself and/or family, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank directory can help you find a local food pantry in your area.

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