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This former foster youth has something to say

August 3, 2018
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Two stories capture the struggles of life after a youth leaves care. Youths in foster care have to battle many stereotypes, as one particular young woman told NYN Media through a series of stories. Jasmine Edwards entered the system as a teenager and has since received her bachelor’s degree from Farmingdale State College. Along the…

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City offering first-of-its-kind Bronx food pantry for child welfare families

December 12, 2017
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City offering first-of-its-kind Bronx food pantry for child welfare families

New York City has begun a program in the Bronx that gives free food to parents struggling to feed their families, a first-of-its-kind initiative aimed at lowering the rate at which children are placed in foster care and that could expand citywide, the Daily News reports.

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Taken Away: The Prevalence of Homeless Children in Foster Care

May 21, 2017
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Taken Away: The Prevalence of Homeless Children in Foster Care

One in three homeless children placed in foster care is younger than a year old, according to a new report by the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness. “Taken Away: The Prevalence of Homeless Children in Foster Care,” explores data about homeless children, their families and foster care. It highlights the needs and raises questions…

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Youth in foster care need you – and not in the way you think

May 17, 2017
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Youth in foster care need you – and not in the way you think

For national foster care month, Dawn Saffayeh, executive director of HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services, debunks some of the misconceptions about what youth in foster care actually need.

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