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Education: College / Higher Ed

Education and Training Vouchers or ETVs are grants to help foster youth and people with lived experience in foster care pay for college, trade schools...

Ombudsman (Complaints)
Rights in Foster Care

Child Welfare Complaint Office, Ombudsman or sometimes called Child Advocates were established within states and/or Child Welfare to investigate...

Life skills
Independent Living Program

ILP services focus on helping youth who are or were in foster care placement after the age of 14 become self-sufficient adults. ILP services include...

Health care

The Affordable Care Act requires states to provide Former Foster Youth with FREE Health Care until Age 26 as long as at least one of the following is...

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If you are being physically harmed — or are in danger of being harmed — it's an emergency. DIAL 911

Consider speaking with a foster parent, caseworker, an Independent Living Provider, your Attorney (or CASA or GAL), your school counselor, a therapist, or church pastor. You can also contact FosterClub by clicking the talk icon in the lower right corner.

When it is safe to do so, contact your caseworker first. If you do not receive a response within 3 business days, you could contact the Manager at the branch where your caseworker works. Finally, you could contact your State's Ombudsman. Check out our Youth Guide to Complaints.

Health Care for Former Foster Youth 

Did you know that young people from foster care have access to free Medicaid after they turn 18 through their 26th birthday? Qualification to access Medicaid is NOT dependant on employment or education status. 

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