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By Catherine — Sep 6, 2018

This year, 2018, I was chosen to attend and represent FosterClub at Daniel Memorial’s 31st Annual National Independent Living Conference in San Antonio, Texas. During my All-Star internship, I had come to recognize Seaside, Oregon as home. It was... Read more

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By sillychild18 — Aug 8, 2018

I do not let money stand in my way and neither should you. Health care and educational funding should be available for everyone, including foster youth, until age 26. As foster youth, we are like all youth: anxious to be out and on our own. However... Read more

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By ashleyatfosterclub — Sep 28, 2017

FosterClub is partnering with CASA Essex of Essex County New Jersey to launch a pilot program which focuses on securing permanence for transition age youth. On September 26th, 2017 began our first phase of our 4 phase in person trainings with CASA... 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 ricky15 — Jan 15, 2016

I aged out of care at the age of 19. One of the biggest struggles I faced after exiting foster care was figuring out what to do with my spare time. I know it sounds odd, but I just spent the last 3 years of my life with very little, if any, ability... Read more

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By Celeste — Nov 9, 2012

Council members of the National Foster Care Youth and Alumni Policy Council met on October 9, 2012, with the George Sheldon, Assistant Secretary of the Administration for Children and Families, to discuss reducing foster youth vulnerability to... Read more

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By Celeste — Jun 7, 2010

Young people who “age out” of foster care — or turn too old to receive foster care services — often face the challenges of adulthood without much support. uddenly, a young person who ages out is confronted with a daunting number of... Read more

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By Celeste — Jun 7, 2010

Most young people know that it’s important to have a plan before leaving foster care. But each year, FosterClub hears from youth who have left foster care and lost out BIG... and regret that they didn’t have the information they needed to make an... Read more

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By Celeste — Jun 7, 2010

Listed here are just a selection of challenges that can make the journey to adulthood more difficult. If have one or more of these challenges, it does not mean that you won’t be successful as you transition out of foster care. But it does mean that... Read more

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By Celeste — Jun 7, 2010

This is your life. As you approach adulthood, you will have more and more control over decisions that affect you. Your participation in the planning process is the best way to guarantee that your voice is heard and that the plan reflects what you... Read more

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