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Stimulus Aid for Former Foster Youth Isn’t Reaching Most Eligible Kentuckians

By kristenhintz — Feb 17, 2022 (pinned)

Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting February 15, 2022 by Jasmine Demers A federal stimulus package was meant to provide financial relief to current and former foster youth during the pandemic. But less than 30% of Kentucky’s $7.3 million... Read more

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What Supports do Expectant and Parenting Young People in Foster Care Need?

By linda@fosterclub.com — Feb 8, 2022 (pinned)

Great question. Family Voices United, a collaborative project with the Children’s Trust Fund Alliance, Generations United, FosterClub and Casey Family Programs presented this question to young people, birth parents and kinship/relative caregivers... Read more

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Facing Crisis without Support

By linda@fosterclub.com — Oct 26, 2021 (pinned)

“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 been taking care of... Read more

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New letter from Associate Commissioner Schomburg on Supporting Youth

By FosterClub — Oct 13, 2021 (pinned)

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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FosterClub Statement on Indigenous Peoples' Day

By FosterClub — Oct 11, 2021 (pinned)

Today’s celebration and recognition of Indigenous Peoples comes at a time when we are understanding that Native American people and people of color have long fought for justice and equity in a system that was often severely biased against them... Read more

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Jamerika Haynes-Lewis, USA Ambassador Pageant Ms. 2021

By FosterClub — Oct 7, 2021 (pinned)

Entering foster care at the age of five, Jamerika experienced a wide spectrum of foster experiences: foster care, kinship care, respite, foster-to-adopt and group homes. “When I was 18, I was a senior in high school. Twelve hours after walking the... Read more

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There's Still a Chance - Pandemic Relief for Foster Youth

By APetite1 — Oct 4, 2021 (pinned)

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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