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Ohio Counties Plead for State Funds to Boost Kinship Caregivers’ Pay
A federal judge has been trying for years to get Ohio to pay kinship caregivers their due under federal law, but counties say there’s not enough money from the state to make it feasible.
Lessons from Ma’Khia Bryant’s Death: Better Housing Policy and Kinship Care Aid Can Save our Children
Sweet 16. It’s an age when many teens revel in the thought of getting a driver’s license, going to the prom or landing a first job, all sweet rites of passage that launch them into a new world of emerging independence.
Lawmakers Seek Probe Into Foster Care Life of Ma’Khia Bryant
Lawmakers are calling for the Department of Health and Human Services to investigate the foster care experience of Ma’Khia Bryant, the 16-year-old Black girl who police shot and killed on April 20.
Social Sector Accreditor Alliance-COA Makes Five Critical Hires
Alliance-COA, an organization that accredits and strengthen organizations in the social sector, has announced a set of critical new hires.
Minnesota Bill Would Remove Financial Burden of College for State’s Foster Youth
A bill being considered in the Minnesota Legislature would provide the state’s first-ever comprehensive support for students who are former foster youth.
Senators Push Biden Administration to Aid Transitional Foster Youth
Thirteen senators led by Dianne Feinstein and Mark Warner called on the Biden administration to aid transition-age foster youth, who were hit especially hard during the pandemic.
Iowa Sending $750 Pandemic-Relief Checks to Transition-Age Foster Youth
The Iowa Department of Human Services is ready to cut checks to people between ages 18 and 26 who are or have been in the child welfare system — a one-time payment of $750 to help them help pay rent and utilities.
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Free Phone Plans for California Foster Youth Likely to Become Permanent Program
The national nonprofit iFoster's free cell phone program has recently been evaluated by state officials with the Public Utilities Commission, which is recommending a $10 million ongoing investment and making the offering a permanent fixture for foster youth in California.