The CCY Blog

May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

May 20, 2020

California, CCY Docs, CYCL Article, CYCL News, Podcast

Since 1949, May has been observed as Mental Health Month in the United States.  Each year national, statewide, and local mental health organizations spotlight this month to raise awareness about the importance of mental health and to stop the stigma associated with it.  Now more than ever, amidst the current global pandemic, maintaining your mental health is important.  Here are some ways that you can use to support yourself during this challenging time and beyond.

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Youth Experiencing Homelessness Are At Greater Risk During COVID-19 Pandemic

May 15, 2020

California, CCY Docs

Even Before Covid-19, California was fighting a battle to combat homelessness. Among the hundreds of thousands experiencing homelessness in California, unaccompanied, unsheltered, and parenting youth, ages 12-24, have the highest risk for a lifetime of pain, trauma, and chronic instability.

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Coping during COVID-19

April 6, 2020

California, CYCL Article, CYCL News, Youth Voices

Self-isolating, social distancing, and working from home, has been essential in flattening the curve and stopping the spread of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Now that we’re in week 3 (week 4 or week 5 for some) or whatever number week we’re on when you’re reading this, now more than ever we need coping skills and strategies to help get us through this pandemic. Here are six easy ways we all can cope during the COVID19 Pandemic.

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Filing Taxes for Youth 101

April 1, 2020

California, CCY Docs, CYCL Article, CYCL News, Youth Voices

Due to the current Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID19) pandemic, our Federal Government has had to make adjustments to compensate for both the health and economic impacts of COVID-19. A major economic adjustment isthe due date for filing 2019 taxes changed from April 2020 to July 15, 2020.

CCY is urging youth who are eligible to file their taxes and for service providers and youth allies to assist youth in filing. The following is a quick guide about taxes for youth and youth filers.

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