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The Supporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic Act (H.R. 7947) became law as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act on December 27, 2020 (PL 116-260). This law should...

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SUMMARY Since the beginning of the pandemic, FosterClub has conducted several polls to monitor how the pandemic is affecting young people in and from foster care. FosterClub conducted a poll...

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The big news: Last night Democrats in the House of Representatives introduced the Updated HEROES Act, a comprehensive relief bill, which among many other things, includes critical emergency assistance to...

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Young people have been advocating through the #UpChafee campaign for COVID relief for older youth from foster care… we are so excited that much of what was asked for (and...

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress with overwhelming, bipartisan support and signed into law by President Trump on March 27th, 2020. This over...

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What State Advocates Can Do:

Policy Advocacy on Behalf of Older Youth in and Aging Out of the Child Welfare System in Response to COVID-19

Young people in and leaving...

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Were you able to watch the COVID-19 Town Hall for Older Youth?! We're sharing our key takeaways with you! “Foster youth: we see you, we hear you, we care about...

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I do not let money stand in my way and neither should you. Health care and educational funding should be available for everyone, including foster youth, until age 26. As...

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FosterClub young leader, Rachel Scott (Washington) and Rochelle Fraenig (Michigan), traveled to Washington D.C. in order to meet with the First Lady and participate in the Beating the Odds Summit...

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Mallory is going to be a high school senior in the fall, but before she does that, she’s got a busy summer. The DCFS foster child, who is also on...

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