New Mexico Dept. of Children, Youth and Families Provides Foster Families Additional Support

Secretary Blalock writes to foster parents to announce that they will be receiving an additional $175/month/child to support the needs of children and youth effective April 2020 and continuing until emergency restrictions are lifted. This represents an approximate 25% increase in the average foster care rate for each child each month during this period of crisis.
“We hope this temporary increase helps your family adjust and address emergent needs with children and young people being home for the rest of the school year and the many other ways the stay-at-home order is likely affecting your family.”

Read letter here.