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Foster Care Youth Face a Pandemic Cliff. Congress Needs to Protect Them Now.
by iFoster | September 27, 2021

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#ReUPChafee: Urge Congress to Continue Support for Older Youth from Foster Care During COVID-19
by iFoster | September 13, 2021
Check out Bill HR5167 which encourages Congress to extend the moratorium on aging out of foster care to September 2022 as well as increase funding for pandemic relief & provide more time to distribute funds to former & current #fosteryouth.

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Pandemic Relief Funds for California Foster Youth Slow to Reach Needy Young Adults as Deadline Approaches
by Ifoster | August 31, 2021
California plans to distribute pandemic relief funds to current and former foster youth. But with a Sep. 3 application deadline approaching, advocates say the process has confused and even denied eligible youth, stalling much-needed lifeline benefits.

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Program That Gives Foster Youths Phone Access Gets Extended By CPUC
by Ifoster | August 13, 2021

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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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