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 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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Rising to the Challenge and Making Change

By Sade — Nov 6, 2008

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RESOURCES

Michigan: Foster Youth Bill of Rights

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Foster Youth Bill of Rights is designed to inform foster children of their rights and protections within the child welfare system. Do you have concerns about your rights? Contact your state foster care ombudsman at childombud@michigan.gov.Read more


Michigan Office of the Children’s Ombudsman

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Ombudsman is a Swedish word that means "representative" or "agent." Ombudsman or Child Advocates were established within states and/or Child Welfare to investigate complaints, concerns, or violations of children right's while in foster care. The Child Advocate is an independent public official with the authority... Read more


Michigan Independent Living Program

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Independent Living (IL) Programs help current and former foster youth reach their independent living goals, providing services for education, employment, housing, budgeting and building a support network to assist youth as they transition to adulthood. PDF Guide: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdhhs/MDHHS-Pub-1192_576479_7.pdf . and a Foster Care Guide: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/dhs/DHS-Pub-0089_353116_7.pdfRead more


Michigan Medicaid

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Medicaid is basic health insurance that is available to foster youth or former foster youth who are eligible. The information provided should help you apply. Your foster care worker has the responsibility of making a referral to FCTMA for you while you are still in... Read more


Michigan: Youth in Transition Funding

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Youth in Transition, (Michigan's name for Chafee ) is a funding source available to cover expenses NOT covered by other government or community resources, or to augment or supplement services from other funding sources.Read more