Help Extend Emergency Pandemic Funding for Former Foster Youth

Join NFYI, foster youth and families, Members of Congress, community partners, and other supporters in the call to extend emergency pandemic funding for transition age youth — young adults who have recently aged out of foster care. Hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake if Congress doesn’t postpone the September appropriations deadline. Read our […]

Rep. Bass Statement on Passage of Child Welfare Package | Congresswoman Karen Bass

Shadow Day 2017: Rep. Karen Bass with Foster Youth Voices

  June 21, 2017 | Press Release WASHINGTON— Today, the 115th Congress passed their first child welfare package through the House of Representatives. The package, which includes five separate bills, aims at improving critical components of care within the child welfare system, particularly aimed at increasing the age of eligibility for education and vocational services for […]

The Faces of Young Constituents

Ms. Bass of The National Foster Youth Institute with two Students

Rep. Karen Bass brings foster children to Washington SARAH D. WIRE IRFAN KHAN Los Angeles Times REP. KAREN BASS (D-Los Angeles), started the Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Program five years ago, during her first term. BASS talks about life in the foster care system with her shadows in the Capitol, Thessalonia Logan, 23, and Martin […]