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Rhode Island Young Leader thanks Congressional Child Welfare Champions for supporting foster youth during this crisis

By jaleesasuell — May 26, 2020 (pinned)

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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A Young Leader from Iowa asks Congress to support older foster youth

By jaleesasuell — May 26, 2020 (pinned)

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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CARES ACT Emergency Aid for Higher Ed Students

By Celeste — May 22, 2020 (pinned)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress with overwhelming, bipartisan support and signed into law by President Trump on March 27th, 2020. This over $2 trillion economic relief package delivers on the... Read more

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Independent Living Centers Receive Increased Calls for Assistance from Young People from Foster Care During Pandemic Crisis

By APetite1 — May 21, 2020 (pinned)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2020 Contact: Marci McCoy-Roth marci@fosterclub.com 503-717-1552 (Washington, DC) Independent Living Programs (ILPs) across the country are responding to increased requests for assistance from young people from foster... Read more

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Supporting Independent Young People from Foster Care During COVID-19_ILP Poll Results

By APetite1 — May 21, 2020 (pinned)

A Poll of Independent Living Coordinators SUMMARY In response to questions from policymakers about the impact of COVID-19 on youth from foster care and the Independent Living programs that provide resources to them, FosterClub queried Independent... Read more

Senator Wyden with All-Stars, including Phoenix Ramirez, and FosterClub staff in August 2018.
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Thank you for listening, Senator Wyden

By APetite1 — May 20, 2020 (pinned)

Over the years, Senator Wyden has regularly met with FosterClub young leaders in both Washington, DC and Oregon. We appreciate the time and care Senator Wyden takes in listening to current and former foster youth, hearing their experiences, concerns... Read more

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Senator Wyden recognizes National Foster Care Month and gives a shout out to FosterClub's 20th Anniversary

By APetite1 — May 18, 2020 (pinned)

Earlier this week, Senator Ron Wyden made a statement on the Senate floor in honor of National Foster Care Month. Read the full statement below or see the official posting ! NATIONAL FOSTER CARE MONTH Mr. President, each year, I look forward to... Read more