New York Taps Family First Act Fund to Prevent Aging Out During Pandemic
For months since the eruption of the deadly coronavirus, youth and advocates have been imploring New York to allow young people in the foster care system to continue receiving financial and housing support beyond their 21st birthday.
Washington State’s Passport Keeps Foster Youth In College
By Lauren Gonzalves Since 2008, Washington State’s Passport for Foster Youth Promise Program has helped hundreds of foster youth enroll and stay in college. The program was launched in 2007 to increase the number of foster youth participating and succeeding in postsecondary education.
For Foster Youths at Calif. Universities, Procedural Snags Delay Crucial Chafee Benefits
Federal dollars meant to assist California foster youth with college are being held up by an unsigned agreement between two state agencies, leaving financially strapped students with a $2,500 hole as they returned to classes this month.