foster youth

Lawyers Representing Oregon Foster Children Sue DHS

Sep 28, 2016
oregon.gov

Attorneys who represent two Oregon foster children are suing the Department of Human Services. The lawyers say DHS violates state and federal law by housing some children in hotels and offices.

lanecounty.org

Lane County Youth Services is launching a new program focused on improving results for youth dually involved in Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems.

Affordable Care Act Covers Foster Youth Until They Are 26

Jul 15, 2014
oregon.gov

Young people can remain on their parent's health insurance programs until they are 26, and thanks to a provision in the Affordable Care Act, so can foster kids.

Oregon's program is called Former Foster Care Youth Medical Program, or F-CY. It's estimated more than 3,000 youth are eligible. Valerie Rucks is a Program Manager for Oregon's Department of Human Services. She says before the Affordable Care Act, it was more difficult for youth leaving foster care to obtain medical coverage.