Progress for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care!

On June 13, 2016 Gov. John Kasich signed a bill into law that will improve the lives of some of Ohio’s most vulnerable young citizens. Ohio House Bill 50 creates a new program to serve youth who age out of foster care, and those adopted after age 16, through their 21st birthdays.  This bill will become a law – the Ohio Fostering Connections Act  – on July 1, 2016.

On February 1, 2018 the HB 50 – Ohio Fostering Connections Act went live! Eligible young adults who have aged out of foster care can sign up now at bridgestosuccess.jfs.ohio.gov.

Do you know the Face of Foster Care?  Watch this video to watch Alumni of Ohio’s foster care system explain the importance in extending state support to foster youth through age 21