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!
Kentucky does not have a foster-specific application.
This means that, to receive Medicaid til 26 benefits, you will need to fill out a general Medicaid application. For more information on this process, check out the “How can I apply?” section!
Kentucky does not have auto-coverage renewal.his means that, to keep your coverage until age 26, you will need to verify your information annually. If you do not complete this process, your coverage will lapse. Be sure to be on the lookout for renewal notices. Keep your contact information and mailing address up-to-date with the state Medicaid office, so that you do not miss this information!
Kentucky does not have auto-enrollment.This means that, if you are eligible for Medicaid til 26 in Kentucky, you will need to complete a new application before you are able to receive health care coverage. See the “How can I apply?” section for more information!
Kentucky does provide coverage to relocators!
This means that, even if you were in care in another state and then moved to Kentucky, you are eligible for Medicaid coverage until the month of your 26th birthday.
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
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
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
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 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
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