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.
There is a resource list on here. This is the Kentucky ILP program. They will know where foster youth gather in your area.
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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
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
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
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
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_se...
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You are allowed to refuse medication.. Inform them the reason why so that your doctor can help with the situation.. Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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