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How You Can Support Older Youth in Pennsylvania who are Experiencing Homelessness or Have Experience in Foster Care

Posted on March 24, 2020

Responding to COVID 19: How You Can Support Older Youth in Pennsylvania who are Experiencing Homelessness or Have Experience in Foster Care

Many youth who have experienced homelessness or spent time in foster care do not have access to a strong support system to which they can turn in times of crisis like this one. Young people who are living with or still being supported by their parents are often able to rely on parents and family to guide and support them and talk through crises like these. However, for many youth who currently or previously have experience in foster care, and youth experiencing homelessness, the lack of familial support means they may not have help to prepare for, respond to, or cope with a public health crisis such as COVID 19. This publication aims to give you concrete tips and resources so that you can play a vital role in supporting young people in Pennsylvania during the COVID 19 crisis so they can stay healthy and maintain their educational success.

COVID-19 – Information on Supporting Older Youth


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