Foster Youth

It’s Family Fun Month at the Free Library of Philadelphia!

Did you know that August is Family Fun Month at the Free Library? From summer reading activities and outdoor storytimes to movie nights and mindfulness programs, the Free Library of Philadelphia…

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Maryland Couple Has Fostered Over 100 Children

For over 20 years, Maryland couple Sandra and Aaron Stockton have made it their lives’ work to help children in need. Sandra’s own mother had been in foster care, and…

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The Importance of Building a Relational Network of Support for Adoptive Families

This information on support for adoptive families is provided by Child Welfare Information Gateway. Adoptive families frequently express a need for support services. This calls for professionals to take initiative…

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Alliance for Police Accountability Seeking Submissions for Youth Art Contest

The Alliance for Police Accountability is still seeking submissions for their Youth Art Contest! Youth are encouraged to create art pieces that reflect their passion for social justice issues in…

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Camp Mariposa: Free Camp for Philadelphia Youth

Camp Mariposa is a free weekend resource for children ages 9-12 in Philadelphia who have been affected by substance abuse in their lifetime. This camp has a team of Camp…

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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: June 7-18, 2021

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates pertinent to children and families from June 7-18, 2021. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Health S. 1977 — Sen. Bob…

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SCOTUS Rules Unanimously in LGBTQ+ Rights Case

On June 17, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Philadelphia Catholic Social Services in the LGBTQ+ rights case of Fulton v. The City of Philadelphia—the case that considered…

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Legislation Will Help Foster and Homeless Youth Graduate High School

The Fostering Graduation Success for Vulnerable Students Legislation was created to help foster and homeless youth graduate high school. This sponsored bill is aimed to “remove roadblocks for impacted children…

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Rapper Ludacris and His Daughter Produce Animated Netflix Series for Young Black Girls

Chris “Ludacris” Bridges is creating a new animated series called Karma’s World motivated by his oldest daughter Karma Bridges. Karma’s World will be released on Netflix in November 2021. This…

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Cash Assistance in Allegheny County for Young Adults

Federal funds are now available to help older youth within the child welfare system in Allegheny County. Who qualifies for Allegheny County Older Youth Pandemic Relief? You can get cash…

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