Check-out State Resources in the Resource Hub
FosterClub maintains a resource hub for all kinds of support from young people in or from foster care.
We've tagged our COVID-19 resources to make it easy for you to find.
Please note, we are still cataloging resources and will continuously update the hub.
Resources for youth & alumni
Will I receive a stimulus check? Guidance for young people in and from foster care
The answer: it depends. Check out this guidance from Think Of Us >>>
Want to understand what's going on in child welfare because of COVID-19?
Child Welfare COVID Resources WebsiteLearn how COVID-19 is affecting children, families, and workers involved in child protection, foster care, adoption and guardianship, as well as the increased risks it presents for child abuse and neglect. Learn more here >>>>>>
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Support for Foster Youth: One Simple Wish
One Simple Wish is working to get laptops into the hands of displaced students. Contact them by email at [email protected]. They can also help by connecting you with donors who may be able to fill other small needs. One Simple Wish website >>>
Having trouble getting what you need to learn online?
Laptops, Wi-Fi, School Support and more... See all the resources at Together We Rise >>>
Self-Care in the Time of COVID-19
As we are navigating the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, naming and allowing ourselves to feel and process, without judgement or guilt, is important for our mental and physical health.
If you lost your job due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), you likely qualify for unemployment.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: New federal law provides unemployment benefits for self-employed and other workers, adds an additional $600 to weekly benefits, and offers other benefits that you can read about in these FAQs about unemployment insurance or the complete guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor.
To apply for unemployment benefits, select the state where you worked below. You’ll find website links and/or phone numbers to file and learn more about eligibility, benefits, and other questions you might have.
Each state administers their own Unemployment Insurance program, so individual state websites are the best source for updated information.
Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thousands of organizations, including non-profits and neighborhood groups, are helping people affected by COVID-19 all across the country. Find Help pulled these programs into one location. Just enter your zip code to find local programs to help you get food if you can’t afford it, bill payment assistance and other programs that serve your area.
This resource from the American Bar Association includes an overview of which states have issued stay at home orders and resources on co-parenting in a crises and COVID-19 and family law issues. Go to the COVID-19 & Family Law website >>>
Here is a list of more Federal COVID19 RESOURCES
Public Policy / Legislative Action
What We Want You to Know: Recap of the COVID-19 Town Hall for Older Youth
FosterClub's Policy team has three key takeaways from the COVID-19 Town Hall - including what you can do. Read all about it >>>
Message from Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth Chairs
3/18/20 A message from the Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth to elevate the needs of current and former foster youth. We respectfully request that you include provisions in the next legislative package addressing COVID-19 to provide temporary assistance including support for housing, healthcare, nutrition and other basic needs More >
Resource for Child Welfare Professionals, Foster Parents & Caregivers
Free training for foster parents and supportive adults in child welfare. Learn the basics of COVID-19 and understand how you can support your young people as we navigate this crisis. This module is being updated as resources emerge. Please check back often and look for *New* for additional resources. View training >>>