Last week (September 30th) was the deadline for Congress to extend support for foster youth before many of the Supporting Foster Youth & Families Through the Pandemic Act provisions expired.
Unfortunately, bipartisan HR 5167 was not included in what Congress passed.
Even so, we do have hope; we know Congress is listening to foster youth. Representative Danny Davis (IL-07) and Representative Jackie Walorski (IN-02) communicated their support for foster youth and that they are working towards a bipartisan solution to extend this relief.
All of your emails, calls, posts and messages have made a difference!
There's still a chance for Congress to pass an extension, let your Members of Congress know that foster youth need support! The links to email are below.