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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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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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