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By [email protected] — Apr 6, 2022

Family is critical for young people in and from foster care. We know, from what Lived Experience (LEx) leaders have told us, that too often, foster youth are unnecessarily placed in congregate care facilities which has long-term impacts on their... Read more

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By APetite1 — Mar 8, 2022

FosterClub and Foster Care Alumni of America (FCAA) are now accepting applications for the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council. Individuals with lived experience in the child welfare system (including foster care, adoption,... Read more

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By [email protected] — Sep 8, 2021

Increased Flexibility in Spending for States Supports Older Youth Transitioning out of Foster Care during Pandemic WASHINGTON, DC - When the Consolidated Appropriations Act was signed into law in late 2020, young people in and from foster care... Read more

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By APetite1 — Jun 17, 2021

FosterClub Statement regarding the Supreme Court Decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia Thursday, June 17th, 2021 The Supreme Court’s decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia on Thursday to side with... Read more

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By APetite1 — May 6, 2021

Members of the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni, Jacob Carmi & Ke'Onda Johnson, presented a webinar on April 29, 2021 to discuss their priorities and opportunities available under the Consolidated Appropriations Act. Council Members... Read more

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By APetite1 — Mar 10, 2021

On March 9, 2021, the federal Children's Bureau released ACYF-CB-PI-21-05: Guidance and instruction related to the Supporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic Act, Division X of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, Public Law (P... Read more

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By dominiquefreeman — Feb 10, 2021

FosterClub and Juvenile Law Center hosted their third webinar for advocates on Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 on outreach, notification & eligibility for young people who are eligible to receive older youth pandemic support. This webinar covered... Read more

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By APetite1 — Dec 31, 2020

Today, the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council released a new statement: A Historic Opportunity to Reform the Child Welfare System: Youth & Alumni Priorities on Older Youth Successful Transition to Adulthood with 4 priorities... Read more

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By APetite1 — Dec 22, 2020

#UPChafee Advocates have drafted this summary of the provisions included in the new COVID-19 Relief package, passed by Congress December 21, 2020. You can also download this summary. Provisions for Foster Youth in the COVID Relief Package, December... Read more

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By Celeste — Nov 4, 2020

FosterClub filed an Amicus brief in the Fulton vs. Philadelphia case that is being heard by the Supreme Court today. A bit of background: 'Amicus curiae' means 'friend of the court,' and an Amicus brief is filed in a court case by non-litigants with... Read more

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