Benjamin Miller’s life was rocky but mostly on track. The 20-year-old University of Alaska Anchorage student is one of 3,144 Alaska youths in foster care. Miller went to Washington for spring break. When he got back, the anthropology student said he scrambled to move out of his dorm in one day because of the coronavirus […]
In a letter to Governor Dunleavy, FFCA requests a moratorium on youth aging out of foster care with the Office of Children’s Services until June 30th to insure the safety and stability of these young people during uncertain times Full letter here. Governor’s COVID-19 Disaster Order of Suspension here
Alaska organizations urge Congress to act swiftly to address impacts on children and families caused by the Covid-19 pandemic
Alaska 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. Alaska Association for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health AssociationAlaska Chapter of the American Academy of PediatricsAlaska Children’s AllianceAlaska Children’s TrustBristol Bay Native AssociationCatholic Community Service, […]
Executive Order (here) suspends age requirements for foster care placement to allow 21-year-olds to choose not to age out. The suspension is retroactive to April 8, 2020, and remains in effect until 11:59 pm May 11, 2020, unless otherwise noted.