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Fostering Advocates Arizona

Frank from Fostering Advocates AZ is Going to the UK to Study!

December 11, 2017
We are pleased to share that Frank Smith, a member of the Fostering Advocates Arizona (FAAZ) Young Adult Leadership Board, has just been awarded the Marshall Scholarship, a prestigious post-graduate scholarship. The award was granted to only 43 students this year, and is focused on leadership and strengthening the relationship between the USA and the United Kingdom. Read more

Young Adults Aging Out of Foster Care Should Get Health Coverage Through Medicaid

April 27, 2017
For young people who have experienced foster care, access to affordable health insurance is critical to their everyday success. While Federal Law has expanded health coverage to alumni who were in foster care at age 18, there are significant roadblocks to enrolling in and maintaining coverage. Our policy brief, Health Insurance for Youth Formerly in Foster Care – Focus on Medicaid Coverage in Arizona, examines the barriers many youth in foster care face and recommendations to ensure eligible young people can get the health insurance coverage they need to thrive in adulthood. Read more

Fostering Advocates Arizona Unveils 2016 Priorities

March 1, 2016
As young adults who have experienced foster care first hand, it troubles us deeply to see the increasing number of kids coming into and aging out of foster care in Arizona each year. Having lived through the obstacles that brought us into care, managing life while in care, and surviving life after care, we understand the hurdles and struggles current and former foster youth face each day and it is the driving force behind our advocacy efforts. Read more

New AZ Website for Young People In and From Foster Care

March 13, 2015
Aging Out Of Foster Care? – Fostering Advocates Arizona is here to help! Leaving foster care can feel pretty overwhelming so we’re here to assist with a new website and resource hub. Fostering Advocates Arizona (FAAZ) is a CAA initiative focused on improving outcomes for young adults transitioning out of foster care. Read more

A Bad Budget for Arizona

March 11, 2015
In the early hours of Saturday, March 7, the Arizona legislature passed the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015. While the budget balances revenues and expenditures for one year, it lacks a greater vision for Arizona's children and families and future.

Good News for Kids

February 6, 2015
We’re happy to report that there are some good bills for kids under consideration at the legislature. The following three bills have been introduced and one of them has already been passed by its assigned committee. HB 2022 – Tuition Waivers for Youth from Foster Care Frank Smith and Rep. Brophy McGee testified in support of HBThe bill, sponsored by Rep. Read more

2015 Policy Priorities for the Arizona Governor, State Legislature and State Agencies

December 24, 2014
Children's Action Alliance invites you to join us as we stand up for policies and practices that create a brighter future for our children and a vibrant economy for Arizona.

Introducing: Fostering Advocates Arizona!

November 18, 2014
The name has changed, but the goals remain the same. Welcome Fostering Advocates Arizona (formerly the Arizona Youth Opportunities Initiative).

Help for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

July 2, 2014
For young adults who have experienced foster care, access to affordable health care is critical to their future success. Starting January 1, 2014, young adults who aged out of foster care in Arizona at age 18 and are under age 26, may qualify for a special health insurance program called Young Adult Transitional Insurance (YATI).

Arizona Youth Partnership Board

February 27, 2014
The Arizona Youth Partnership Board is part of the Arizona Youth Opportunities Initiative (AYOI); a project of Children’s Action Alliance, and focuses on improving outcomes for young adults transitioning out of foster care.  The Board works in partnership with the Initiative to ensure young adults have a say in shaping policies, programs, and services for a successful transition to adulthood.   Read more