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 from hands on to online education. Tee has lost 2 of her 3 jobs as a result of COVID-19. FosterClub’s most recent poll found that,
- 65% of foster youth have lost employment as a result of COVID-19
- 41% who have applied for unemployment have not received assistance
- 52% have not received a stimulus check
Tee asks Congress for support stating that an increasing Chafee funds would support older youth in care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Join Tee in asking Congress to support older foster youth in and from foster care by increasing Chafee funds by $500 million providing an emergency allowance to sustain. Learn more at fosterclub.org/upchafee.
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