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The New Year’s Cliff for California Foster Care Requires a Community Solution
by iFoster | December 2, 2021
On Jan. 1, 2022, we estimate that 3,600 California youth will age out of the foster care system. On a single day. The fact that we — those of us working in the child welfare system, and the state system itself — cannot identify the exact number is itself alarming. Behind each case number is a human being, a young person who was removed from their biological home for their own safety and put under the protection of the state. On Dec. 31, 2021 the state’s moratorium on aging out due to the COVID-19 pandemic will end, and these vulnerable youth will be forced out of the protection of foster care. They will be on their own, as yet another potential wave of coronavirus and new variant threatens our borders.

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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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