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FosterClub has a dedicated team of folks to help you find what you need in Pennsylvania. 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.
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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. http://www.dhs.pa.gov/citizens/childwelfareservices/chafeefostercareindependenceprogram/Read more
This federally funded program offers grants to Pennsylvania undergraduate students aging out of foster care who are attending an eligible postsecondary institution. PHEAA administers the Pennsylvania Chafee Education and Training Grant (Chafee) Program on behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services as authorized under... Read more
Medicaid is basic health insurance that is available to foster youth or former foster youth who are eligible. The ACA provides young adults under age 26 with free health insurance through the Medicaid program if they were in foster care on or after their 18th... Read more