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New letter from Associate Commissioner Schomburg on Supporting Youth

By FosterClub — Oct 13, 2021 (pinned)

Please see the attached Dear Child Welfare Community letter from Aysha E. Schomburg, Associate Commissioner of the Children’s Bureau. The letter shares information and encourages continued efforts to connect with and support the young people who... Read more

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FosterClub Statement on Indigenous Peoples' Day

By FosterClub — Oct 11, 2021 (pinned)

Today’s celebration and recognition of Indigenous Peoples comes at a time when we are understanding that Native American people and people of color have long fought for justice and equity in a system that was often severely biased against them... Read more

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Jamerika Haynes-Lewis, USA Ambassador Pageant Ms. 2021

By FosterClub — Oct 7, 2021 (pinned)

Entering foster care at the age of five, Jamerika experienced a wide spectrum of foster experiences: foster care, kinship care, respite, foster-to-adopt and group homes. “When I was 18, I was a senior in high school. Twelve hours after walking the... Read more

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There's Still a Chance - Pandemic Relief for Foster Youth

By APetite1 — Oct 4, 2021 (pinned)

Hello Friends, Last week (September 30th) was the deadline for Congress to extend support for foster youth before many of the Supporting Foster Youth & Families Through the Pandemic Act provisions expired. Unfortunately, bipartisan HR 5167 was... Read more

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Running Out of Time: Helping Foster Youth Like Me Get Back on Track

By APetite1 — Sep 29, 2021 (pinned)

I’m trying to connect with several hundred young people who experienced foster care in my state. Unless I reach them in the next day, I won’t be able to help them because they won’t be eligible for pandemic relief after September 30th. I’m a lived... Read more

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Letter to Congress: 149 National and State Orgs ask to Extend Lifeline for Foster Youth

By linda@fosterclub.com — Sep 24, 2021 (pinned)

As national, state, and local organizations - along with young people with lived experience in the foster care system - that are dedicated to the well-being of young people in and from foster care, we write to urge Congress to act immediately to... Read more

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Former Foster Youth Like Me Face Eviction as Pandemic Drags On; Congressional Champions Introduce Life-Saving Extensions

By linda@fosterclub.com — Sep 22, 2021 (pinned)

As the pandemic drags on, young people from foster care are continuing to struggle with employment, school and housing instability. The pandemic relief provided by Congress for older youth from foster care has been making a huge difference in... Read more

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