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‘New Government Benefit’ Providing Cell Phones to California Foster Youth Made Permanent
by iFoster | July 15, 2021
Thousands more California foster youth between the ages of 13 and 26 will have the opportunity to receive free cell phones with online access following a Thursday vote by California’s public utility commission that broadens an existing pilot program and makes it permanent.

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Power of Peers – Equitable Vaccinations
by iFoster | June 23, 2021
This year, iFoster has focused its TAY AmeriCorps program to address the inequity of vaccinations in California. TAY AmeriCorps members are either current or former foster youth themselves and have played an essential role during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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State Senate approves Wilk’s “LifeLine Foster Youth” bill
by iFoster | June 10, 2021
Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, received unanimous support Tuesday for Senate Bill 546, which extends the state’s iFoster Pilot Program. The program currently provides California’s foster youth with smartphones and free voice, text and data.

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Free Phone Plans for California Foster Youth Likely to Become Permanent Program
by iFoster | June 1, 2021
When the pandemic hit California last spring, Yerimera Rodriguez was a young, first-time mom, trying to manage life with a newborn and a double-major’s load of college classes. The screeching shutdown of society and shift to virtual learning threatened to derail the former foster youth. Isolated at home without Wi-Fi, she lost access to both school and support systems essentially overnight.

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Weis Raises $250K to Support Foster Kids
by iFoster | May 27, 2021
After the completion of its month-long register roundup program, Weis Markets has raised $250,000 to support the iFoster Hope campaign. The funds will provide children and youth in foster care in the seven states Weis Markets serves with much-needed resources and services.

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