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By APetite1 — Nov 14, 2018

Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children The Committee on Children was created by statute to research issues regarding the children of South Carolina and to offer policy and legislative recommendations to the Governor and Legislature... Read more

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By APetite1 — Nov 14, 2018

Governor Wolf recently signed two bills supporting kinship and relative caregivers. H.B. 2133 establishes the Kinship Caregiver Navigator Program and H.B. 1539 would grant temporary guardianship to grandparents when the parents of the grandchildren... Read more

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By APetite1 — Sep 28, 2018

In September, members of the National Foster Youth & Alumni Policy Council submitted public comment on the development of the Foster Family Model Licensing Standards in accordance with the Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018. You can... Read more

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By shannonsymonds — Sep 7, 2018

FosterClub Young Leaders, Laticia Aossey and Christina Andino, participated in a Congressional Briefing on the Intersection of Medicaid and Foster Care sponsored by First Focus, FosterClub, and Congressman Tom Marino and Congresswoman Karen Bass of... Read more

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By Catherine — Aug 17, 2018

On July 23, 2018, FosterClub put out an Action Alert regarding the Aderholt Amendment. We asked that you call your Congressional members with your opposition to the amendment that would allow for federally funded discrimination against LGBTQ+ foster... Read more

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By Catherine — Aug 14, 2018

Two FosterClub young leaders, Weston Charles-Gallo and John Paul Horn , were recently featured on NBC News regarding proposed federal legislation called the Aderholt amendment. The new Aderholt amendment that passed the U.S. House of Representatives... Read more

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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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