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By Celeste — Jun 13, 2018

At the inaugural meeting of the National Foster Care Youth and Alumni Policy Council in February 2012, Council members discussed a wide range of ideas about how to improve the foster care system. In a meeting with the Administration for Children and... Read more

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By Celeste — May 8, 2018

On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council hosted a webinar that centered on one of our most recent priority statements, Preventing Unnecessary Removal of Children from their Families. If you were unable... Read more

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By Celeste — Mar 29, 2018

Calling all current and former foster youth, and foster care youth & alumni organizations: Sign-on to a letter asking Congress to fix the glitch which makes it so foster youth may lose their access to health insurance if they move to another... Read more

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By akin.abioye — Feb 21, 2018

February 22, 2018 Washington, D.C. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) helped 20 million Americans secure access to quality health care. Among that 20 million, are some of the nations most vulnerable to inadequate health care, former foster youth. In... Read more

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By Celeste — Feb 20, 2018

Every year, thousands of young people are affected by the foster care system and many suffer trauma far greater than that they may have experienced in their home environments-- a trauma that could have been avoided if only systems were designed to... Read more

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By akin.abioye — Feb 8, 2018

Washington, February 8, 2018 The Family First and Prevention Services Act Finds Hope in the Continuing Resolution As you all remember, back in 2016, we were only votes away from witnessing what many would have considered... Read more

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By Adam@fosterclub — Aug 15, 2017

Today, FosterClub issued a press release regarding the blockage of Family First earlier this week by a handful of Senators who responded to big-money congregate care outfits. We urge FosterClub advocates to take action. Time is of the... Read more

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By Celeste — Jun 17, 2017

On Thursday, June 15, 2017, the Council hosted a webinar that centered on homelessness among former foster youth. This was an opportunity for the community to hear first-hand from young people who experienced foster care and learn ways practice and... Read more

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By sveliz — Feb 13, 2017

How Health Insurance for Former Foster Youth is in Danger. As the 115th Congress and the new Trump Administration roll out their proposals to reform the Affordable Care Act, it is important to ensure that the provision that covers former foster... Read more

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By lilrocker392 — Jan 13, 2017

For many, we wanted to start 2017 on a positive note but since the new year began, we have seen the changes of the new government begin to take effect. One of the most basic rights to citizens has been attacked and that is our access to healthcare... Read more

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