Here is yet another issue that would be beautifully redressed via direct abolition of poverty by way of liveable universal basic income plus quality single payer. Each could be accomplished by straightforwardly expanding social security and Medicare.
The liveable universal basic income, by today's cost of living, should be about 35-40k per year per individual ADULT. Meaning, when you turn 18. This, however, could and SHOULD include exceptions for early emancipated teens as determined by family court.
In this way - the two groups mentioned - one group getting money for a family - and the other, individual teens living on the street without family- would be covered. The first through the parent/s or parent receiving a UBI, the second group via early emancipation, having sufficient money for living independently with some minimal assistance from a social worker, probably, to help facilitate access to getting on with school, college, part-time jobs or extra-curricular interests.
We spend so much money incarcerating people - and with juveniles, even moreso. In one report I read, costs can be as high as 80K per year per minor in jail. And, if you look at the projected prison budget for California alone, it is enough to provide a liveable universal basic income to every adult Californian resident for a lengthy life and then some.
In other words - the money is there. It's just going into all the wrong places.