Provides resources & services to foster youth 18 - 21 to support their successful transition to adulthood.
WHAT IS THE BILL?
The Voluntary Extension of Care Act is a proposed new law that will guarantee youth in foster care housing, financial support and resources, until they are 21.
Why Do We Need It?
Foster youth, like their same aged peers, need support as they transition to adulthood. Young people transitioning out of foster care face challenges and need continued support as they become successful young adults. Today, these supports are limited and are not guaranteed after age 18. At age 18 many youth are still in their senior year of high school. Others have recently left school and are just starting out at a new college or career. Losing supports at age 18 makes it more challenging to become a financially stable, functioning citizen of the Rhode Island community. Click here to read more.
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
Reach out to your general assembly. To find your legislator, click here.