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Understanding the Foster Care System in NYC

What is the foster care system in NYC like? It provides an important service to a population in need, but like any system, it can be problematic. Before we look at the problems youth experience in the foster care system, let’s look at the process of entering the system. This …

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Aging Out of Foster Care: Home at Last

Living in foster care can be tough, but barely having any support makes it a lot tougher. Almost one year ago, I was 21-years-old and on the verge of being discharged out of the foster care system. I wasn’t living in what is known as “stable housing” – meaning my …

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A Study by The Center for an Urban Future

A study by The Center for an Urban Future documents the alarming number of young people aging out of New York City’s foster care system that are unemployed. And an unacceptably high number of foster care alumni go from being minor to adult wards of the state. This major new …

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