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Training and Education Program Coordinator

By Celeste — Sep 18, 2018

The Training and Education Department is responsible for the development, distribution, and tracking of all the organization’s educational materials including publications, youth and adult stakeholder workshops, and foster parent online training... Read more

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Nico'Lee Biddle and Cody Rivera Join FosterClub Board of Directors

By Celeste — Sep 18, 2018

FosterClub is pleased to announce the addition of two new members of its Board of Directors, Nico'Lee Biddle of Pennsylvania and Cody Rivera of New York. Nico'Lee Biddle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania. Throughout her career so... Read more

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Health care - As Important to Me As Air

By shannonsymonds — Sep 11, 2018

I attribute my life and success to an important provision granting Medicaid to former foster youth (FFY) until they reach age 26. Maslow proposed that if basic physiological needs like air, water, sleep, and shelter aren’t met, it can be hard to... Read more

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Permanence

By ShelliG99 — Sep 10, 2018

In my childhood and early adolescence I had never had a supportive person that gave me hope or encouragement. Throughout my life I had heard horror stories of foster care. It was something I feared more than the situation I was in with my own family... Read more

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Watch Young Leaders Talk to Congress about Medicaid for Former Foster Youth

By shannonsymonds — Sep 7, 2018

FosterClub Young Leaders, Laticia Aossey and Christina Andino, participated in a Congressional Briefing on the Intersection of Medicaid and Foster Care sponsored by First Focus, FosterClub, and Congressman Tom Marino and Congresswoman Karen Bass of... Read more

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My Experience at the Daniel Memorial Conference

By Catherine — Sep 6, 2018

This year, 2018, I was chosen to attend and represent FosterClub at Daniel Memorial’s 31st Annual National Independent Living Conference in San Antonio, Texas. During my All-Star internship, I had come to recognize Seaside, Oregon as home. It was... Read more

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Celebrating 5 Years of Quilts

By Catherine — Sep 6, 2018

FosterClub would like to acknowledge and celebrate 5 years of partnering with Oregon community members to provide hand sewn quilts to our All-Star interns! Quilts - 2018a.jpg “It makes me feel special. Every little piece that was put in the quilt... Read more