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By AbbyShuler — Jan 20, 2023

“Just help the foster youth to understand that they deserve to be treated appropriately and that people are there to listen.” – former foster youth January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Youth involved in the child welfare... Read more

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By AbbyShuler — Jan 17, 2023

Queer youth are overrepresented in the foster care system and twice as likely to report poor treatment while in care. Almost 30% of foster youth identify as LGBTQIA2S+, compared to 10% in the... Read more

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By kristenhintz — Jan 16, 2023

One of the many ways we can celebrate the life and leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is to have the courage to create change that will bring us closer to his vision of an inclusive and just society free from poverty, racism, and violence... Read more

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By kristenhintz — Jun 20, 2022

Today, June 20, 2022, is the first time Juneteenth is recognized as a federal holiday in the United States. On June 19, 1865, enslaved African Americans in Texas were finally told they were free - nearly three years after... Read more

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By Celeste — Mar 21, 2020

Each year, FosterClub works with a lot of young people. A LOT. We've learned first-hand how important it is to be able to get cash to youth in crisis. So we've put this blog together to share what we know. Please note: we are sharing FosterClub's... Read more

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By breannasmith — Jan 25, 2023

With recent blog posts from #FosterEquality focusing on the discrimination that LGBTQIA2S+ youth in foster care experience, you may find yourself asking, "How can my agency help improve the experience of LGBTQIA2S+ youth in foster care's experience... Read more

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By breannasmith — Jan 24, 2023

Due to a 2020 Supreme Court decision ( Bostock v Clayton County) , LGBTQIA2S+ individuals are protected from discrimination based on their sexual orientation and gender identity when it comes to employment, healthcare, education, and... Read more

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By AbbyShuler — Jan 19, 2023

Foster youth who identify as LGBTQIA2S+ experience a multitude of unique challenges that their heterosexual and/or cisgender peers don’t. Caring and compassionate foster parents ( like you! ) can help alleviate the effects of these... Read more

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By APetite1 — Jul 30, 2020

In mid-June, FosterClub hosted a virtual panel to learn how ILPs across the nation are addressing the needs of young people from foster care during the Coronavirus pandemic. The webinar featured Independent Living (IL) Coordinators from Alabama,... Read more

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By emilyfish — Dec 27, 2018

We can't do this work without all of you and your support - from financial support to your incredible testimonials - from donating your birthdays to creating other personal fundraisers - from the youth we resource to our young leaders that are... Read more