The Youth Empowerment Strategies for Success (YESS) program provide funding, resources, and support for former and current foster youth.
Stop by our office to meet us and learn more about we offer. Our office is located in the Student Success Center Building on the first floor in Room SC-110.
Any current or former foster youth qualifies for some or all of our services.
CCC Chancellor's Office - Foster Youth Success Initiatives - Find a directory of the FY Liaisons on all 114 campuses, as well as many other resources, such as webinars, trainings, events, and more.
Bay Area California Community Colleges Career Education - Explore the 28 Bay Area community colleges and what career programs they have to offer.
Bill Wilson Center - Explore housing options, parenting classes, and many other helpful services the Bill Wilson Center provides.
California Fostering Connections to Success - Learn more about the law that extended foster care to age 21 in California.
Covered til 26 - Need health insurance? Learn about FREE healthcare options.
Family and Children Services of Silicon Valley (The HUB) - Seek counseling assistance, career advisement, and many other support services.
Foster Youth Rights (pdf) - Know your rights as a foster youth.
HomeFirst - Research what housing opportunities are available to you.
Independent Living Program (ILP) - Explore the transition support services available to foster youth ages 16-21 like budgeting, college enrollment support, housing assistance, and many others.
John Burton Advocates for Youth - Provides education, housing, and health services.
NextUp (CAYFES) - Find out what support services are in place at California Community Colleges for foster youth.
Silicon Valley Children's Fund - Apply for scholarships and learn about other support services available.
THP-Plus Statewide Implementation Project - Provides housing support for current and former foster youth.
Youth Help Lines - Provides 24-hour youth crisis and helplines.
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Student Services BuildingFirst FloorRoom SC-110(408) 274-7900 Ext. 6547
summer Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Teneka CornishProgram Assistant(408) 274-7900 Ext. 6547Teneka.Cornish@evc.edu
Interim Program Coordinator(408) 274-7900 Ext. 6499
Annette Ruiz-EsparzaFinancial Aid Liaison(408) 233-6790Annette.RuizEsparza@evc.edu
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