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Press Release: Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Help Young People from Foster Care Endure Effects of COVID-19 Crisis: the Supporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic Act

By Celeste — Aug 7, 2020 (pinned)

Media Inquiries: Contact Angel Petite, Policy Manager 503-717-1552 PRESS RELEASE Aug 7, 2020, Washington, DC - A ray of hope for foster youth emerged today when, in a bipartisan effort, Chairman Danny Davis (D-IL) and Ranking Member Jackie Walorski... Read more

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SPEAK UP: Supporting Foster Youth & Families through the Pandemic Act

By APetite1 — Aug 6, 2020 (pinned)

Young people have been advocating through the #UpChafee campaign for COVID relief for older youth from foster care… we are so excited that much of what was asked for (and more!) has been incorporated into the Supporting Foster Youth and Families... Read more

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Oregon: Youth Like Me, Who Have Left Foster Care Without Family, Have What It Takes To Succeed, But We Can’t Do It Alone Especially Now

By jaleesasuell — Jul 9, 2020 (pinned)

I spent six years in foster care, and although difficult in many ways, that time during my youth gave me the resilience, passion and drive for the life I have now. I consider myself one of the foster care success stories. But, I can’t imagine if... Read more

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Webinar Recording & Recap: A Historic Opportunity to Reform the Child Welfare System: Youth & Alumni Priorities on Quality Residential Services

By jaleesasuell — Jul 8, 2020 (pinned)

On July 2, 2020, The National Foster Care Youth and Alumni Council hosted a webinar to discuss their 2020 Priorities: A Historic Opportunity to Reform the Child Welfare System: Youth & Alumni Priorities on Quality Residential Services Webinar... Read more

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Minnesota: Living Through This COVID-19 Pandemic Is Like Reliving My Time In Foster Care

By jaleesasuell — Jun 29, 2020 (pinned)

As a young adult who spent nearly 8 years in foster care before aging out, you’d think I’d be used to feeling like my life is out of my control. Living in foster care means never knowing what the day will bring and what will happen next. And, living... Read more

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How Illinois DCFS And ILP Are Helping Young People During The COVID-19 Crisis

By jaleesasuell — Jun 24, 2020 (pinned)

Independent Living Programs (ILPs) across the country are responding to increased requests for assistance from young people from foster care, according to a recent poll by FosterClub . In normal times ILPs help young people from foster care navigate... Read more

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Los Angeles, CA: Just Like That, My Transition To Adulthood Became Even More Difficult

By jaleesasuell — Jun 23, 2020 (pinned)

More than anything I want to create a world where youth in foster care don’t have to fear being alone and not having a place to live. That’s why I’m attending Cal State Los Angeles, studying to become a social worker. In fact, just before the... Read more

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