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8 Tips for Getting through the Holidays

By APetite1 — Nov 24, 2020 (pinned)

Let's face it, the holidays can be tough for young people in foster care, and this year perhaps more so than ever. Young people in foster care may feel lonely because they are separated from family or friends, or anxious about being in a different... Read more

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FosterClub Submits Amicus Brief in Fulton v. Philadelphia

By Celeste — Nov 4, 2020 (pinned)

FosterClub filed an Amicus brief in the Fulton vs. Philadelphia case that is being heard by the Supreme Court today. A bit of background: 'Amicus curiae' means 'friend of the court,' and an Amicus brief is filed in a court case by non-litigants with... Read more

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How Illinois DCFS And ILP Are Helping Young People During The COVID-19 Crisis

By jaleesasuell — Jun 24, 2020 (pinned)

Independent Living Programs (ILPs) across the country are responding to increased requests for assistance from young people from foster care, according to a recent poll by FosterClub . In normal times ILPs help young people from foster care navigate... Read more

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Los Angeles, CA: Just Like That, My Transition To Adulthood Became Even More Difficult

By jaleesasuell — Jun 23, 2020 (pinned)

More than anything I want to create a world where youth in foster care don’t have to fear being alone and not having a place to live. That’s why I’m attending Cal State Los Angeles, studying to become a social worker. In fact, just before the... Read more

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From Louisiana: Living through COVID reminds me of foster care: social isolation, constant changes and lack of control

By jaleesasuell — Jun 18, 2020 (pinned)

The COVID-19 crisis has turned everyone’s lives upside down. But for young people who have experienced foster care who are transitioning to adulthood, this crisis is hitting especially hard. I consider myself a success story, one of the resilient 3... Read more

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Young leader gives statement at the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth Virtual Briefing

By jaleesasuell — Jun 3, 2020 (pinned)

On Thursday, May 28, 2020, the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth hosted a briefing on COVID-19 and its impact on child welfare to explore the effects of the pandemic on vulnerable young people and their families. Aliyah Zeien , a registered social... Read more

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Youth Voices During COVID

By Celeste — Jun 2, 2020 (pinned)

FosterClub has released a document titled "What Young People Who Aged Out of Foster Care Are Experiencing During the COVID-19 Crisis), containing quotes gathered through polls of young people across the country. The piece can be viewed at https://... Read more