In less than ten days, thousands of young people across the nation are at risk of aging out of foster care and being cut off from supports and services. YLC has released a new report today, in partnership with Think of Us, urging Congress to act immediately to extend all provisions of Division X of […]
YLC Supporting Legislation That Will Extend Access to Chafee Services Until Age 27
“The pandemic has intensified every inequity for youth exiting foster care to crisis levels — homelessness, unemployment, physical and mental health crises and poverty. Far too many youth have not yet received the assistance they desperately need from The Supporting Foster Youth and Families Act through the Pandemic Act,” said Jennifer Rodriguez, the Executive Director […]
Six Ways to Ensure Transition Aged Youth Leverage Federal Support During and Post-Pandemic
YLC’s Policy Director, Jenny Pokempner, recently authored a piece for the American Bar Association outlining 6 ways that advocates can help transition aged youth with experience in the foster care system benefit from the vital aid that was intended for them, but that many are not receiving. Click the here to read the full article.