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By bd5402 — Sep 21, 2018

Honestly, respite isn't really that hard to prepare for. Make sure you pack all of the essentials and stuff, but other than that it should be pretty easy going and then you get to go back to your permanent placement. Read more



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By Olivia — Aug 22, 2018

Perhaps there was a brief period in which your pictures would be up there? I found no information on the website about it, but you could contact Heart Gallery Alabama directly at info@HeartGalleryAlabama.com or call (205) 445-1293, to know why your profile was removed.

Don't give up! Read more



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By shannonsymonds — Jul 27, 2018

Are you thinking for Mother's day, or for May in general. 

1. Pick a mother figure, sibling who takes that place, person you see as important male or female and bake them cookies, make a card, or just say thank you for what you do for me.

2. May 1st, pick May flowers and make little boquets. (Be sure to ask permission to... Read more



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By shannonsymonds — Jul 27, 2018
This is a great question. I am concerned that you didn't get an answer. Would you like us to reach out to All-Stars and ask about some of their experiences. Yes - there are other youth in care who are parents. Shannon outreach@fosterclub.com Read more


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By shannonsymonds — Jul 24, 2018
I think that depends on how safe bio family is and what court ordered visitation is. Anyone with a CASA or attorney can ask for what they believe is reasonable. ... Read more


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By shannonsymonds — Jul 24, 2018

Hi,

Do you have a CASA or a court appointed attorney? Does your relative want to take the steps? If they qualify - you should ask your support system to advocate for them. Read more



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By shannonsymonds — Jul 13, 2018

Hi Sammie,

FosterClub has a resource list found at the link below which lists Delaware's ILP and Youth Advisory Board. I bet someone at either of those locations would know the local resources. 

https://www.fosterclub.com/... Read more



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By shannonsymonds — May 25, 2018

Hi,

There is a resource list on here. This is the Kentucky ILP program. They will know where foster youth gather in your area. 

https://www.fosterclub.com/resources/kentucky-independent-living-program

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By shannonsymonds — May 25, 2018

Hello, I wish I had seen this before Mother's Day. I can understand the pain. I wish I had an answer for the pain, other than find a way to comfort yourself, like walking, calling a friend, writing, painting. One of the ways a friend of mine copes with it is to honor their chosen mother. A lot of us have, "chosen," family. It... 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.
https://www.fosterclub.com/resources?body_value=&field_resource_areas_served_tid=229 Read more



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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&view=Introduction

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 shannonsymonds — Jan 18, 2018

Hi, Right now we have limited Independent Living Program info. New York State is very regionalized. Here is our local link to New York resources. https://www.fosterclub.com/resources?body_value=&field_resource_areas_served_tid=211

We have been waiting for info on a new website for services for New York. When I get them, I will post... 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 able to get you started in the right direction... 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