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Things Getting Better in Foster Care? Not So Fast!

Michael Piraino | Posted 10.09.2012 | Impact
Michael Piraino

Since the recession began, our advocates have been concerned that, as in past recessions, the number of children coming into care would initially decrease, but for the wrong reasons.

A Different 'Graduation': Helping Our Foster Youth Move Into Adulthood

Michael Piraino | Posted 09.01.2011 | Impact
Michael Piraino

Often referred to as "aging out," the harsh reality is that in many instances when foster youth turn 18, they are on their own.

A Nation of Volunteers

Michael Piraino | Posted 06.10.2011 | Impact
Michael Piraino

Since 1974, U.S. presidents have proclaimed the second week of April as National Volunteer Week. This recognition honors the Americans who dedicate their time to make the world a better place.

Fulfilling Our Fundamental Obligation

Michael Piraino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michael Piraino

The time has come for us to honor our society's most fundamental obligation and to ensure the right of every child to be safe, treated with dignity, and to learn and to grow in the embrace of a family.

Homeless for the Holidays

Michael Piraino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michael Piraino

For the 25,000 teenagers who age-out of foster care each year, the holiday season can pass without family get-togethers or celebration. But there is something each of us can do to help!