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Led by our Child Welfare Policy Director, Rachel White, Advocates for Children and Youth came together with child advocates to voice shared concerns for youth in foster care who are turning 21 and ”aging out” of care during the pandemic. The Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS) has extended care for these youth on a month-by-month basis during the pandemic.  As of November 12th, Governor Hogan announced $2 million in emergency supplemental resources for DHS to help foster care providers meet the needs of the youth entrusted to their care. And the moratorium is set to be extended until June 2021. Kudos to our amazing coalition partners that made it happen for youth in foster care:

Baltimore Child Abuse Center
Board of Child Care
Child Justice Inc
Citizens Review Board for Children
Court Appointed Special Advocates
Healthcare for the Homeless
Homeless Persons Representation Project
Maryland Association of Resources for Children and Youth Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault
NARAL Pro Choice Maryland
National Association of Social Workers- Maryland Chapter
State Council on Child Abuse and Neglect
Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership of Frederick County
The Franklin Law Group