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Michigan Lawmakers Should Allocate Federal Aid Earmarked For Foster Kids | Opinion

Source: Detroit Free Press School is about to start for the fall, bills and rent are due and Michigan youth who were raised by the foster care system are struggling with the ongoing economic and [...]

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State Takes Steps to Send Stimulus Checks to Older Foster Care Alumni

Source: Michigan’s Children, Speaking for Kids The Whitmer Administration has started notifying foster care alumni – young people between the ages of 23 and 26 – of their plans to send [...]

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An Open Letter to Governor Whitmer and Michigan’s State Legislators

Dear Governor Whitmer, In December 2020, the United States Congress passed the Supporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic Act (H.R. 7947). This act designated funding specifically [...]

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Former Park West Foundation Youth Writes Inspirational Children’s Book For Her Son

You Matter! Is a book of Positive Affirmations for young black boys written by former Park West Foundation youth Alyssa Lashay. This book is in response to the inability to find a diverse range [...]

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How You Can Help Secure Pandemic Relief Funds for Michigan’s Foster Care Youths

On June 17th, Michigan’s House of Representatives will vote to pass House Bill 4419 (H-1) which would release already federally-provided emergency pandemic relief funds to young people in [...]

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Local Girl Prepares Homemade Meals for Southeastern Michigan Foster Youth

Since 2006, the Park West Foundation has been dedicated to supporting young people who have aged out of Michigan’s foster care system. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation has realized [...]

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Foster Care and Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Foster Care and Mental Health Awareness Month. Need support? Michigan Stay Well Counselors are here to listen to you. Call 888-535-6136. 24/7 and press 8 after the recording. Confidential [...]

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Make A Difference Day Continues with Jackson College Campus Tour

On the 24th of January, Jackson College administration and staff partnered and supported our own JC student leaders, Donella and Jay’treece with Make A Difference Day, as part of a [...]

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The New Foster Youth to Independence Tenant Protection Vouchers Program for Foster Youth

Have you heard of the new Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Tenant Protection Vouchers (TPV) Housing Voucher Program for Foster Youth? You may be curious as to how it works, and we can help [...]

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Ending the Year With Holiday Spirit

The holiday spirit brought a lot of wonderful things to so many this holiday season, but the real blessing was the people who shared their love, time, resource and blessings with others, touching [...]