FosterClub created a poster listing the 21 things everyone should have when exiting foster care. Download the 21 things poster or view the 21 things below:
1. Test your Life Skills. Take the ACLSA. 2. Join the Independent Living Program. 3. Build a Transition Plan. 4. Get Solid: Understand what permanence is about...and get it if you can. 5. Surround yourself with a safety net, make a pact with Supportive adults. 6. Find out above Chafee. 7. Get a rental reference from you foster home. 8. Secure a place to live, have a backup plan. 9. Get you social security card and birth certificate. 10. Get state-issued photo-ID. 11. Get a copy of court docs that prove you were in care. 12. Open a bank account (and savings too). 13. Save Money. 14. Get a high school diploma or GED. 15. Find out about money for higher education. 16. Get a job. 17. Get medical coverage. See a doctor. 18. Get mental health coverage. See a therapist before leaving care. 19. Take daily living skills classes. 20. Build and independent living portfolio. 21. Find out if you can stay in care until you're 21.
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I have that poster <3

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I have that poster <3

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"life's tough get a helmet"

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"life's tough get a helmet" :)
I am unsure on what number 1 is cuz i have never heard of it... can someone help me out?

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I'm 27 years old now was in

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I'm 27 years old now was in the system since 8to 21....... This is great advice! Wish I found this site many years ago

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arthur i want to be with my

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arthur i want to be with my mom

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I LYK THIS A LOT...ITZ GIVEZ

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I LYK THIS A LOT...ITZ GIVEZ US A LOT OF INFO THAT WE NEED TA KNOW AN I THINK THATZ A GREAT THING :)

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I love this. It will help us

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I love this. It will help us lot :)

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This is EXCELLENT

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This is EXCELLENT information!!!

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Bay-Lee :) I think it is

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Bay-Lee :)
I think it is really nice to have this kind of information infront of us, aiding us into adult hood. i think it will be very useful in the next couple of months as i am aging out.

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This is very good

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This is very good information

JU&MArie4LIFE

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i really like this guide i

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i really like this guide i never realized i might actually need all these things

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Yeah I like it too!!! Its

Anonymous's picture

Yeah I like it too!!! Its simple things that can help you alot.

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I love this!!! It is a great

Anonymous's picture

I love this!!! It is a great guide to follow even if you are not in foster care or ever have been.

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