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By APetite1 — Dec 6, 2022

Today, the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council is pleased to release its 19th priority statement: Supporting Immigrant Children & Youth in Foster Care . Recent years have seen an increase in attention to... Read more

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By [email protected] — Oct 26, 2021

“My emotional health has been really impacted during the pandemic. I have to pay for professional support out of pocket; I’ve been choosing that over having enough food.” I’m a 25-year old who spent 2 years in foster care. I’ve... Read more

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By FosterClub — Oct 13, 2021

Please see the attached Dear Child Welfare Community letter from Aysha E. Schomburg, Associate Commissioner of the Children’s Bureau. The letter shares information and encourages continued efforts to connect with and support the young people who... Read more

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By APetite1 — Oct 4, 2021

Hello Friends, Last week (September 30th) was the deadline for Congress to extend support for foster youth before many of the Supporting Foster Youth & Families Through the Pandemic Act provisions expired. Unfortunately, bipartisan HR 5167 was... Read more

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By APetite1 — Sep 29, 2021

I’m trying to connect with several hundred young people who experienced foster care in my state. Unless I reach them in the next day, I won’t be able to help them because they won’t be eligible for pandemic relief after September 30th. I’m a lived... Read more

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By [email protected] — Sep 24, 2021

As national, state, and local organizations - along with young people with lived experience in the foster care system - that are dedicated to the well-being of young people in and from foster care, we write to urge Congress to act immediately to... Read more

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By [email protected] — Sep 22, 2021

As the pandemic drags on, young people from foster care are continuing to struggle with employment, school and housing instability. The pandemic relief provided by Congress for older youth from foster care has been making a huge difference in... Read more

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By [email protected] — Sep 9, 2021

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

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By APetite1 — Jul 8, 2021

On July 7th, 2021, FosterClub and Youth Law Center hosted a state spotlight webinar with Child Welfare service providers and advocates focused on implementing the older youth provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act. In this webinar, we... Read more

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By dominiquefreeman — Jun 10, 2021

On June 9th, 2021, FosterClub and Youth Law Center hosted a state spotlight webinar with Child Welfare service providers and advocates focused on implementing the older youth provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act. In this webinar, Iowa's... Read more

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