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State Lawmakers Seek Funding for Homeless And Foster Youth

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Oregon lawmakers want to put more money into helping unaccompanied homeless youth before they enter adulthood without a home or future. 

They live in the shadows, failed by their families, public schools and the foster care system. 

Portland CCO focuses on foster kids

Health Share, which serves 3,500 foster children on Medicaid, seeks to identify best approaches to meeting this population’s needs

Portland-based coordinated care organization Health Share of Oregon is targeting what Bobby Martin calls an “extremely vulnerable, distinctly disadvantaged population” – foster children.

Foster Youth, Advocates Push for Foster Youth Bill of Rights

The Lund Report
The bill consolidates all existing laws relating to the rights of foster youth and creates a complaint process, as well as a toolkit for transitioning to adult life

May 3, 2013 – Patrick Kindred went into foster care at the age of four and, at 21, has just “aged out” – meaning he's no longer able to receive care in foster homes.

While in foster care, Kindred told an audience of about 100 this week at a fundraiser for Children First of Oregon, he was subjected to severe physical and mental abuse.

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