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Cut-off from most support at 19, youth aging out of foster care too often end up homeless, are not able to finish high school, and have no-one to turn to in their 20s.
But you can change this.
Join Fostering Change to raise awareness of this issue and show your support for change. Together, let’s make sure all young people have opportunities to succeed.
Almost exactly three years ago we started on the Fostering Change shared learning and evaluation journey. Find out what we learned.
On October 24, youth from foster care, Fostering Change, and First Call BC, visited Victoria for an amazing day of dialogue between youth in-and-from foster care and provincial politicians.
The provincial government must take action to reduce significant gaps in the academic achievement of children and youth in care, including the provision of specific funding to each school district dedicated to supporting the learning needs of these students, recommends a report released by B.C.'s Representative for Children and Youth.
This story by Sarah Petrescu originally appeared in the Times Colonist on October 24th, 2017.
A point-in-time homeless count has been conducted every three years in Metro Vancouver since 2002. The data provided in the most recent count was collected on March 8th 2017 over a 24-hour period to give a snapshot of homelessness in the region.
Santanna Scott-Huntinghawk died last November, just months after she aged out of foster care, alone in a tent in a small wooded area just off a busy street in Surrey.
During our May 27th #SupportThe700 strategy workshop, we joined forces with a number of allies and crafted practical approaches to ensuring that newly elected MLAs honour their pledges to support youth in and from care.
Once a youth in care, Melanie Doucet is now an SSHRC Doctoral Fellow, a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar, and a PhD student at McGill University.