Julio is not looking forward to his 19th birthday. On that day in December, he’ll lose his apartment, his living expenses and the support of the state’s foster care system. One month later, in January 2013, the young Modesto man will be eligible to reapply for foster services under AB 12, the California Fostering Connections to Success Act of 2010.
Four weeks may not seem like a long time, but for Julio – who doesn’t want his last name used – it couldn’t come at a worse time. Next December, he’ll be taking finals at Modesto Junior College, on the way to earning a four-year degree at Cal State Stanislaus, and says the pending disruption in his life is scary.