North Carolina

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Education
Education: College / Higher Ed
Life skills

Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina and Mitchell Community College are offering career coaching services for students in the Access Center...

Ombudsman (Complaints)

Ombudsman is a Swedish word that means "representative" or "agent." Ombudsman or Child Advocates were established within states and/or Child Welfare...

Rights in Foster Care

Often times a youth is placed in foster care without any information on what they're entitled to and the protections their state owes them. Not all...

Independent Living Program

The young adult’s caregiver must complete an assessment of the youth's strengths as well as their needs for further information and training. A NC...

Health care

Medicaid is basic health insurance that is available to foster youth or former foster youth who are eligible. The information provided should help you...

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If you are being physically harmed — or are in danger of being harmed — it's an emergency. DIAL 911

Consider speaking with a foster parent, caseworker, an Independent Living Provider, your Attorney (or CASA or GAL), your school counselor, a therapist, or church pastor. You can also contact FosterClub by clicking the talk icon in the lower right corner.

When it is safe to do so, contact your caseworker first. If you do not receive a response within 3 business days, you could contact the Manager at the branch where your caseworker works. Finally, you could contact your State's Ombudsman. Check out our Youth Guide to Complaints.

Health Care for Former Foster Youth 

Did you know that young people from foster care have access to free Medicaid after they turn 18 through their 26th birthday? Qualification to access Medicaid is NOT dependant on employment or education status. 

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