Welcome!

Hello, young people! Below are some great contacts to help answer questions and resolve issues:

FosterClub has a dedicated team of folks to help you find what you need in Kentucky. Call them at  503-717-1552 or email them here. They can help you find resources to help you transition to adulthood and connect you to leadership opportunities. 

For problems or complaints, contact Kentucky Ombudsman,  at 1-800-372-2973.

Healthcare for Former Foster Youth (FFY).

Did you know that former foster youth have access to free Medicaid after they turn 18 until their 26th birthday? Qualification for FFY to access Medicaid is not dependant on employment or education status. Check out the #Healthcare FFY for more information about this program!


You can apply online or mail a physical application it in to the Department of Community Based Services (DCBS) office. Visit BeneFind to start your online application, download a physical application, find the DCBS office address, or reach receive application assistance. 

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Stimulus Aid for Former Foster Youth Isn’t Reaching Most Eligible Kentuckians

By kristenhintz — Feb 17, 2022

Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting February 15, 2022 by Jasmine Demers A federal stimulus package was meant to provide financial relief to current and former foster youth during the pandemic. But less than 30% of Kentucky... Read more

RESOURCES

Kentucky Youth Advocates

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As the lobbyist for kids, we work with legislators, the governor, and other elected officials to change and enact policies to benefit kids and families. We help families through our case advocacy program. We serve as their guide when they don't know where to turn... Read more


Kentucky - Voices of the Commonwealth

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What Is The VOC? The VOC is comprised of Kentucky foster care youth and alumni aged 16-23 and is instrumental in communicating to foster/adoptive parents, out of home care staff and community partners the issues and needs of youth in care and those who have... Read more


Foster Youth Pandemic Relief - Kentucky

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Are you currently in foster care (including Independent Living) or were in state's care on your 18th birthday? Were you adopted at 16 or older? If you answered yes to either of these questions and are currently between the ages of 18 – 22 years... Read more


Kentucky: Foster Youth Independent Living Program

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​Kentucky Tuition Waiver for Foster and Adopted Youth KRS 164.2847 waives tuition and mandatory fees for Kentucky foster or adopted children at any public Kentucky university, technical or community college. Youth can complete a free online application Federal Student Assistance . The tuition waiver is... Read more


Kentucky: Project L.I.F.E. (Learning Independence Fostering Empowerment)

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This resource is a great opportunity for growth and a transition into adulthood. As long as you will abide by the rules set by your case manager and the other staff they will pay you to achieve your immediate goals. All participants will need a... Read more