Happy Birthday! You're Homeless

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Homelessness and foster care are inextricably linked. Foster care feeds into homelessness just as Phillips Exeter feeds into Harvard. There is one difference, however; preparing a youth for Harvard is less expensive and better public policy. So why can’t California pull it together? The problem is bigger and more heartbreaking than one might think. California’s policy for foster children seems to be baby-sit them until we no longer have to legally care for them and then emancipate them into homelessness.