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California Youth Connection

Foster Youth Questival 2015

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 06.26.2015 | Impact
Daniel Heimpel

After four years, and taking dozens of novice climbers up Mt. Shasta, I know that I have helped to impart a little beauty into those lives. And to know that beauty, calm and sense of accomplishment lives on without me makes it all worth it.

Angel Enters Foster Care Through Probation's Door

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 06.20.2015 | Impact
Daniel Heimpel

In the foster care system, it has long been recognized that to cut all aid at age 18 was to invite poor outcomes with disproportionately high numbers of foster youth experiencing homelessness, incarceration and diminished educational opportunity.

A National Foster Care Movement

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 05.07.2012 | Impact
Daniel Heimpel

Over the span of the past two weeks, from my unique vantage point, I have seen two telling signs that the national movement to improve foster care is growing and, more importantly, developing the infrastructure for a sustained, youth-driven political movement.