Help available to youths aging out of foster care amid pandemic

February 9, 2021 op-ed by Megan Henry in the Columbus Dispatch “Having a relief package like that was a big boost to my morale,” said the 20-year-old. “It’s very comforting and it’s a lot of relief and stress off my shoulders.” Sandhu entered the foster care system when he was 15and emancipated after he graduated […]

Supporting children through a pandemic

July 14th, 2020  Child welfare agencies are worried about devastating cuts to their already limited funding, as Ohio and states all over the country face severe budget shortfalls, and Leader McConnell and President Trump refuse to help. Full article here.

‘We need heroes right now’: Pleas for foster families amid coronavirus (Ohio)

April 4, 2020 Columbus Dispatch According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Ohio had more than 16,600 children in out-of-home care earlier this week. Of the state’s 7,880 licensed foster homes, about 4,440 had children placed in them. To keep foster-parent recruiting efforts moving, the organization is conducting training classes online and […]


Ohio organizations urge Congress to act swiftly to address impacts on children and families caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

Ohio organizations are among more than 570 national, state and local organizations that are urging Congress for emergency child welfare support to address the COVID-19 crisis. Read letter here. Children’s Defense Fund – OhioGroundwork OhioKinnectOhio Chapter of the American Academy of PediatricsOhio Children’s AllianceOhio Council of ChurchesProvidence HousePublic Children Services Organization of OhioSchubert Center for Child […]

Letter to Ohio Governor DeWine from Older Youth Advocacy Organizations

April 11, 2020 Overcoming Hurdles in Ohio Youth Advisory Board Alumni of Care Together Improving Outcomes Now Ohio …We would also like to propose, and offer our assistance in implementing; three proactive measures that we believe will vastly improve current and long-term outcomes for young people in and from foster care. Especially now, in the […]