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  • Education Advocacy Manual

    While there is a special focus on the needs of foster children in the manual, the comprehensive information may be helpful to anyone who wishes to advocate for a child’s education. Included are chapters covering basic education rights, special education law, discipline, and resources for young people transitioning to adulthood. Also included is an extensive resource guide with links to Washington State and federal education law. Read More

    By:
    TeamChild
  • Foster Care Runaways

    Information for individuals, less than 18 years of age, who cannot live in a safe environment with a relative and who have no other safe alternative living arrangement, despite having a foster home placement. Read More

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    Columbia Legal Services
  • Foster Youth: Right to Counsel

    In a dependency case, the court must appoint a lawyer to any child who has had both parents’ rights terminated for six months. The child’s age does not matter. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Independence for Foster Youth

    Lots of great information for foster youth on education, housing, employment, etc. Read More

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    DSHS
  • LGBTQ Safety & Victimization

    General information about legal rights and safety issues for LGBTQ homeless and foster care youth. Read More

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    Columbia Legal Services

Medical Coverage for Kids (1)+

  • Health Care Coverage for Former Foster Youth

    5314EN - If you were in foster care in Washington and receiving Apple Health (Medicaid) at age 18 or on the date you aged out of foster care (up to 21 years old), you are eligible for Apple Health coverage until you age 26. Read More

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    Northwest Health Law Advocates
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