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By APetite1 — Nov 24, 2020

Let's face it, the holidays can be tough for young people in foster care, and this year perhaps more so than ever. Young people in foster care may feel lonely because they are separated from family or friends, or anxious about being in a different... Read more

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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 — 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 — Apr 21, 2020

If there is one thing we know about the Covid19 pandemic it’s the phrase, “stay home”. Which is doable unless you no longer have a home. I’m a former foster youth who was making it ok, until the pandemic hit. I was in college, and school was my home... Read more

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By APetite1 — Jul 6, 2021

Written by Alex Oleson , 2020 ACF All-In Youth Engagement Team Member The goal for any young person in the foster care system is permanency. Although this looks different in every case there are currently over 122,000 young people whose parental... Read more

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By APetite1 — Jul 6, 2021

Written by Courtney Canova , 2020 ACF All-In Youth Engagement Team Member & Member of the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council Over the past several years the child welfare system has shifted some focus to preserve and... Read more

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By APetite1 — Jul 6, 2021

Written by Aleks Talsky , Member of the ACF All-In Youth Engagement Team Policymakers, agencies, and professionals continue to expand and develop best practices around achieving permanency for young people served by the child welfare system. Whether... Read more

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By APetite1 — Jul 3, 2021

Music has always been very influential in my life. That being said, I am not musically talented in any way. Believe me when I tell you that I was most certainly not blessed with the ability to sing, read music, or play an instrument of any kind... Read more

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