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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

  • 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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  • Independence for Foster Youth

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

  • LGBTQ Safety & Victimization

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

    Columbia Legal Services