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By jaleesasuell — Jun 23, 2020

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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By jaleesasuell — Jun 18, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has turned everyone’s lives upside down. But for young people who have experienced foster care who are transitioning to adulthood, this crisis is hitting especially hard. I consider myself a success story, one of the resilient 3... Read more

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By jaleesasuell — Jun 3, 2020

On Thursday, May 28, 2020, the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth hosted a briefing on COVID-19 and its impact on child welfare to explore the effects of the pandemic on vulnerable young people and their families. Aliyah Zeien , a registered social... Read more

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By jaleesasuell — May 26, 2020

Mayra, a former foster youth from Rhode Island, thanks Representatives Langevin, Bass, Bacon and Mullin for HR 6766 which will increase Chafee by $500 million and provide older youth with help needed to navigate the Covid 19 crisis. Mayra expresses... Read more

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By jaleesasuell — May 26, 2020

Tee, a former foster youth from Iowa shares results from FosterClub’s second poll of youth from foster care who are transitioning to adulthood, between the ages 18-24. Tee is currently in her last year studying social work and struggling to switch... Read more

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By Celeste — May 22, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress with overwhelming, bipartisan support and signed into law by President Trump on March 27th, 2020. This over $2 trillion economic relief package delivers on the... Read more

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By APetite1 — Mar 20, 2020

Were you able to watch the COVID-19 Town Hall for Older Youth?! We're sharing our key takeaways with you! “Foster youth: we see you, we hear you, we care about you, we have not in any way forgotten about you” - Dr. Jerry Milner,... Read more

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By APetite1 — Sep 29, 2020

The big news: Last night Democrats in the House of Representatives introduced the Updated HEROES Act, a comprehensive relief bill , which among many other things, includes critical emergency assistance to young people in and from... Read more

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By Celeste — Aug 7, 2020

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... Read more

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By APetite1 — Aug 6, 2020

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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