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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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By Celeste — Sep 27, 2016

Earlier this month, our colleagues at California Youth Connection (CYC) submitted a letter to Senator Barbara Boxer, who has placed a hold on the Family First Prevention Services Act (S. 3065/H.R. 5456). We at FosterClub admire the work of CYC, but... Read more

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By Ryan FC — Jul 21, 2016

FosterClub young leader, Rachel Scott (Washington) and Rochelle Fraenig (Michigan), traveled to Washington D.C. in order to meet with the First Lady and participate in the Beating the Odds Summit and represent the foster youth voice. First Lady... Read more

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By FCJessica — May 5, 2016

Los Angeles County is a major hub and transit route for sex-trafficked youth. 70% of these youth come from foster care. In 2015, they launched new strategies to address their serious problem of sex-trafficked children with the help of... Read more

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By Celeste — Jan 19, 2016

Cortney Jones spent 10 years in and out of the Texas foster care system, and joined the National Foster Youth and Alumni Policy Council in October of 2014. Youth homelessness is an issue close to Cortney's heart. She recently wrote a blog for the... Read more