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Apr

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Youth Aging Out of Foster Care Struggle in ‘Real World’

When they age out, they must confront any number of adult responsibilities: Budgeting. Finding housing. Opening a bank account. Finding a job. Knowing how to remain enrolled in health insurance. A Department of Children and Family Services report released in February found that many youth who age out frequently are unprepared to handle these realities […]

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Nov

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Commentary: Many foster-care youth unprepared for independent living

The city of Philadelphia, along with many others across the county, is starting a one-hundred day challenge to help end homelessness in their city. This commentary cites some of the issues that arise when children age out of foster care and some of the possible solutions. http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20161114_Commentary__Many_foster-care_youth_unprepared_for_independent_living.html