Posts tagged ‘Foster care’

July 14, 2011

Youth Housing Project Causes Uproar: SF CA

by Accidental Bear

Whats strikes me as a debatable subject matter of this story is the age bracket in which youth is classified; 18-24. To me, youth has always meant 12-17, under 18. There are many intertwined issues to be played out.  Pay attention. AB

 

A bitter fight over a Cow Hollow housing project for youth at risk of homelessness and those aging out of the state’s foster care system will play out before San Francisco’s Planning Commission meeting Thursday afternoon (July 14).

Two service providers, Community Housing Partnership and Larkin Street Youth Services, plan to house up to 24 youth, aged 18 to 24, at the former 30-room Edward II Inn. The vacant boutique tourist hotel is located at 3155 Scott Street and Lombard.

It is estimated that up to one-third of the youth will be LGBT as studies have found they account for 10 percent of the young adults who “age out” of the foster care system. Queer youth also account for 40 percent of the homeless youth population. READ MORE B.A.R.

June 8, 2011

Catholic Charities Asserts Right to Discriminate

by Accidental Bear

Would it be childish to say, “Go to hell Catholic Charities?”

By Andrew Harmon

CATHOLIC X390 (PHOTOS.COM) | ADVOCATE.COM

As one Catholic Charities official sees it, it’s simply a matter of protecting child welfare.

In what may be an unprecedented lawsuit, three Illinois Catholic Charities agencies are demanding that they be exempted under state law from licensing unmarried couples. And same-sex couples who may have recently entered into civil unions are, by all accounts, their greatest sticking point. MORE

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