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What are these new guidelines? The new SNAP guidelines say that if you were in foster care at age 18 and are now under age 25, you may qualify food...

Independent living
Transition (aging out)
Well-being
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LEx Leaders Prove Power of Peer Support at Conference on Transitioning Out of Care Transitioning out of care is hard. But the four Lived Experience (LEx) Leaders and three FosterClub...

Independent living
Transition (aging out)
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When the school year winds down, FosterClub Lived Experience (LEx) Leaders are just getting started advocating for foster care reform, empowering their peers, and of course, having fun in the...

Education
Mental health
Transition (aging out)
Well-being
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The Supreme Court recently issued a 7-2 decision on the Brackeen v. Haaland case, fully affirming the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and dismissing all arguments against...

Adoption
Family relationships
Permanence
Sibling separation
Transition (aging out)
Well-being
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An Oregon summit will bring together young people with lived experience and field stakeholders for a day of thought-leadership, information-sharing and generating solutions for the future. If you are not...

Health care
Mental health
Transition (aging out)
Well-being
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The Family First Act (FFA), passed in 2018, sought to respond to the needs of transition age youth in foster care. Given that LGBTQIA2S+ youth in foster care are at...

LGBTQ+ & Two-Spirit youth
Transition (aging out)
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Queer youth in foster care are at an increased risk of aging out of foster care 1 . On average, one in four youth who age out of foster care...

LGBTQ+ & Two-Spirit youth
Transition (aging out)
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The application period for the Outstanding Young Leader award is now open! FosterClub’s Outstanding Young Leaders recognition award and scholarship program is for incredible young people whose brilliance and resilience...

Education
Higher education
Housing
Independent living
Scholarships
Transition (aging out)
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On February 9th, 2018, the Family First Act (FFA) was signed into law. This February, we celebrate FIVE YEARS of the FFA serving youth across the country. As we celebrate...

Entering foster care
Extension to age 21
Family relationships
Transition (aging out)
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On February 9th, 2018, the Family First Act (FFA) was signed into law. The historic passing of the FFA would not have occurred without the voices of Lived Experience Leaders...

Entering foster care
Extension to age 21
Family relationships
Transition (aging out)