CCFY Chairs Urge Governors To Remember Foster Youth In COVID-19 Pandemic

Apr 16, 2020

WASHINGTON - Today the Co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth (CCFY) sent a letter to Governors urging them to consider the needs of transition-age foster youth as they implement their COVID-19 pandemic response plans.  In the letter, Representatives Jim Langevin (D-RI), Karen Bass (D-CA), Don Bacon (R-NE), Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), and Paul Mitchell (R-MI), the CCFY Co-chairs, express concern that transition-age foster youth are suffering serious social and economic hardship during this disaster -- from homelessness to food insecurity and a lack of healthcare.

While the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth and their colleagues in Congress continue to advocate for targeted federal COVID-19 relief for transition-age foster youth, they also encourage Governors to use existing resources to support these young people as they manage their state responses to the pandemic.

Read the letter here