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Health care - As Important to Me As Air

By Laticia — 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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From Homeless To Advocate

By joe18 — Sep 10, 2018

What is the epidemic of homelessness? Why does it seem it is affecting so many people? For me, it is as simple and as complicated as spending every last dollar only to bounce from couch to couch. Then, spending all my time and resources worrying... 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

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Bring Health Care for Former Foster Youth out of Hiding

By shannonsymonds — Aug 30, 2018

Just ask Google. Youth share everything everywhere. I chat, post, blog, and message. When we want to know something, we google, Facebook, and search. Every bill I have, my work, my education, and everything I care about is in my back pocket on my... Read more

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