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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 Michigan. 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 Michigan's Ombudsman,  at 1-517-373-3077.

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 #Healthcare FFY for more information about this program!


If you aged out of foster care in Michigan, you should have been automatically enrolled in Medicaid til 26 and should not need to apply. Ask your caseworker to make sure that this process was completed! 
If you for some reason were not automatically enrolled in coverage, you can apply for Medicaid til 26 benefits by visiting the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Make sure to check “yes” when asked if you are a former foster youth in order to qualify for Medicaid til 26 benefits! 

If you need assistance filling out the application, you can call 1-800-975-7630. Make sure to tell them that you are a former foster youth applying for Medicaid benefits until age 26 under the Former Foster Youth provision of the Affordable Care Act!

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!

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Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative

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MYOI's goal is to ensure that young people in foster care have successful outcomes in housing, education, employment, community engagement and health. Each site provides: Youth Boards Youth boards serve as the leadership and advocacy arm of MYOI. Youth are trained in leadership, media and... Read more