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By MeaganandMatthew — May 8, 2018

I actually found a way to the survey and did it for you :) Read more



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By br0629 — May 8, 2018

Hi Kamilgerald. I also have been looking to help kids aging out of foster care that do no have support. Was wondering if you'd be willing to share any information you have gathered. As a foster alumni who aged out with no where to go, I understand the struggles and pitfalls of such a situation. Also, where in NY are you located? Read more



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By APetite1 — Apr 24, 2018
All-Stars will be announced by the end of April! We encourage applicants to keep an eye on email. :) ... Read more


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By shannonsymonds — Feb 22, 2018

Hi,
There are some resources in Wyoming, depending on your age. Here is a list of Wyoming resources. ILP coordinators may know where to find funds. You can email outreach@fosterclub.com.
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By shannonsymonds — Jan 24, 2018

www.ocfs.ny.gov/main/ddps/adolescent

Above is a link to the NYS Office of Children and Family Services website that has some valuable information for youth, parents/caretakers, and stakeholders. Although it is not specific to Housing services, it is a great starting place. Read more



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By Kamilgerald — Jan 22, 2018

Great! Thanks. I was looking into housing as a priority because so many youths who've aged out has ended up being homeless. Looking at how we can curve homelessness. Read more



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By shannonsymonds — Jan 18, 2018

https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/makinghealthychoices.pdf#page=2&vie...

This is a publication that might give you some ways to make decisions about your medications and talk to the adults and doctors you work with. Read more



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By samueldavis1960... — Dec 5, 2017

You are allowed to refuse medication.. Inform them the reason why so that your doctor can help with the situation.. Read more



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By samueldavis1960... — Dec 5, 2017

You would have to talk with your case worker who would be better to answer that for you.. Read more



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By samueldavis1960... — Dec 5, 2017

Call the program supervisor, they should be able to help you.. Read more



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By samueldavis1960... — Dec 5, 2017

Yes you are allowed to get a new caseworker and make their supervisor aware of your feelings so that they can approach the situation now to make sure this doesn't happen again.. Read more



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By samueldavis1960... — Dec 5, 2017

Yes to ensure that you are in a safe place.. Read more



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By samueldavis1960... — Dec 5, 2017

You have the right to say no. You can write a statement or inform your case worker how you feel and they can express your feelings in court for you. Read more



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By samueldavis1960... — Dec 5, 2017

Some kids can be really cruel. You have to remember they are kids and still are in the age that don't understand what they are doing. When faced with issues, remember no matter what you are special no matter what anyone say. Read more



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By samueldavis1960... — Dec 5, 2017

Hamilton County Agency would be a good place to find the information you would need. They can direct you in the place you need to be. Read more



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By samueldavis1960... — Dec 5, 2017

DONT GIVE UP SOMETIMES PEOPLE NEED TIME TO THINK THINGS THROUGH Read more



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By Celeste — Sep 27, 2017

The Ohio Youth Advisory Board does a lot of great work in Ohio and is a great resource for resources! With permission, Lisa Dickson suggests you contact her at lisa@fosteractionohio.org Read more



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By BlessedChest — Sep 21, 2017

Thanks, I contacted them but they only serve Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Said they will keep my info in case they hear of any needs I may be of assistance with in my area. Kind of seems like if Cumberland and dauphin Area have programs to help those who are aging out, they are not in need of any resource people or they would be making it... Read more



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By angieg — Sep 18, 2017

Hello!
The R.J. Leonard Foundation is located in New Hope, PA and they help young adults that have aged out of the foster care system. Their website is http://www.rjleonardfoundation.org/ and their phone number is 646.246.8199.

Even if they are not in your area in PA, they may be... Read more



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By BlessedChest — Sep 16, 2017

Whether you are experiencing discrimination in the foster care system or with a caseworker after leaving Care such as a welfare office caseworker, there are procedures for reporting it and getting reassigned. If you are a foster youth you can discuss this with your CASA and with the Gardian Ad Litem and can request a hearing to get reassigned.... Read more



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By BlessedChest — Sep 16, 2017

Not sure if they permit a youth to observe the proceedings from a safe/secure location and/or give their CASA and/or Lawyer real time feedback, but it might be worth asking your caseworker about what accommodations are available for you to have as much input in the process as possible while assuring your physical and emotional well-being. Read more



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By BlessedChest — Sep 16, 2017

You can tell them that you know your parents had some issues, but that they loved you the best way they knew how. You can also tell them that you know there are many adults in your life who do love and care about you and many others out there who would if given the opportunity. You can also tell them that you hope they actually appreciate the... Read more



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By BlessedChest — Sep 16, 2017

Where in PA are you located and how old are you? Have you asked your foster parents to assist you in getting the records, or have you already aged out of the system? Have you tried contacting your Guardian Ad Litem or your CASA representative (if you have one)? Utilize the support people in your life to assist you in advocating for you in... Read more



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By Celeste — Sep 14, 2017

You should ask your caseworker about how the agency is ensuring normalcy for foster youth. It is a new federal (USA) law that they should be working to give you normalcy, and that would include participating in after school activities. Of course, it is up to you to keep your grades up and maintain good behavior at school so that you remain... Read more



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By brownm — Aug 31, 2017

I just want to say don't give up hope. I was older before I got adopted. Plus I just read about a lady who was a former All-Star at FosterClub who got adopted when she was in her 30s. You are never too old to find your forever family :) Read more



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By celeste22 — Aug 31, 2017

Hey Brian - check out these organizations online:
FosterClub (you already found it!)
Foster Care Alumni of America (https://fostercarealumni.org/)
National Foster Care Youth and Alumni Policy Council (http://nationalpolicycouncil.org/... Read more



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By betaceleste222 — Aug 31, 2017

I had this same issue growing up in care and I was able to talk with my caseworker and let her know that it important for me to have a relationship with my only bio sister. I explained she is not a bad influence she just aged out, thats it. My caseworker then elevated my concerns to my lawyer and the judge granted visitation rights and phone... Read more



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By kingdre88 — Aug 31, 2017

Well, we would need you to provide more information to answer this question. There are a lot of reasons why you are not allowed to talk to your sister. I was not allowed to talk to my sister, and brother because they moved out of the city. I had to talk to caseworkers and judges to help me get to talk to my family. I think you might have to do... Read more