General and Unsupported Needs

Beyond extracurricular, academic, and career needs, our youth may have general and unsupported needs that are not being met. This can range from an emergency need to a resource gap to transitional aged youth (TAY) needs. There are many local agencies that provide resources to support such needs, some of which are listed below. If you are in need of grant funding to support a particular need, please visit our Financial Support page and speak with your case supervisor. Know of a resource not listed below? Please let your Case Supervisor know!

  • Cake4Kids (entire Bay Area); Cake4Kids is a volunteer-based nonprofit that provides baked goods for birthday and graduation events to our foster youth. If you are interested in requesting a cake, brownies, or cookies for your youth, ***please contact your case supervisor to discuss how to submit a request.*** Please note that Cake4Kids requires that requests be submitted at least two weeks before the dessert is needed.

  • SFILSP (San Francisco County); provides resources like baby supplies for eligible and participating youth

  • City Youth Now (San Francisco County); provides textbooks, school supplies gently used clothing, and toys

  • Wardrobe for Opportunity (Alameda County) and Dress for Success (San Francisco County); both provide interview clothes, and Wardrobe for Opportunity also offers interview, image, and wardrobe workshops

  • The Princess Project (San Francisco County, Silicon Valley, Sonoma County, and San Diego County); gives away prom dresses to high school students each March and April

  • A Sense of Home; provides furniture and household items for foster youth aging out of the system

  • iFoster; (in partnership with California Lifeline Program) provides mobile phones for foster youth between the ages of 13-26. Youth can join the waitlist.