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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 New York. 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 New York's Ombudsman,  at 1-212-669-7200.

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 care in New York, you should not need to apply!

If you have questions, ask your caseworker!

For more detailed information, check out this brochure about Medicaid til 26 in New York
If you did not age out of care in New York, you can apply for Medicaid online, by phone, or in-person.

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RESOURCES

New York: New Yorkers for Children

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This resource provides wraparound support to current and former foster youth, enrolled in college in New York City. Scholarship Resource: http://www.newyorkersforchildren.org/campaigns/nicholas-scoppetta-schola... THE PROGRAM The NYFC Nick’s Scholars Program is a working partnership between the private sector, foster care agencies, and colleges in New York City... Read more


New York: New Yorkers for Children

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This resource provides wraparound support to current and former foster youth, enrolled in college in New York City. Scholarship Resource: http://www.newyorkersforchildren.org/campaigns/nicholas-scoppetta-schola... THE PROGRAM The NYFC Nick’s Scholars Program is a working partnership between the private sector, foster care agencies, and colleges in New York City... Read more


New York: Foster Care Complaints

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Complaints may go through the parent and child unit on the website above. The following PDF details your rights: http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/acs/pdf/advocacy/parent_handbook.pdf page 29 for rights. Any parent, child, foster parent, or other concerned person who needs assistance resolving a child welfare related issue may call the... Read more


New York Education and Training Voucher Program (ETV)

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The New York Education and Training Voucher Program is a federally-funded, state-administered program designed to help youth who were in U.S. foster care. Students may receive up to $5,000 a year for qualified school related expenses. Funding is limited and available on a first-come, first-served... Read more


New York Medicaid: My State of Health

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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. Applicants can apply directly online for insurance.Read more