About this resource
The recent Consolidated Appropriations Act set aside significant emergency relief for young people with foster care experience who are struggling right now because of the Pandemic. Every state received information from the Federal Government about recommendations for the funds, but each state is able to decide how the funds will be applied to the youth in their care.
In New Jersey, there is no specific application to obtain funds. There are two ways youth can attempt to get connected to the Pandemic Funds:
- Fill out an application with the national non-profit, Think of Us
- Once in contact with someone from your state, you will be helped to figure out if you're eligible, and then the next steps to getting funds
- Contact the Adolescent Department of DCFS at 609-888-7100 or email email@example.com
If you have any trouble getting connected to resources, please reach out to the staff at FosterClub. We do not manage the pandemic relief funds in other states or the Think of Us application, but the Resourcing Team is happy to help anyone in need!