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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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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