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Website offers help to at-risk youth, caregivers

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webmaster | 08/02/12

Agencies that work with the county’s most vulnerable children and youth learned about an online community created to help these kids and those who care for them.

Launched 20 months ago, is a free members-only community that provides services for transition-age youth, caregivers and support organizations in foster, kin and adoptive care, as well as for biological families at risk of entry into child welfare.

The staff of iFoster informed 35 local agency representatives about how their services can help eligible members save money and possible employment opportunities during a presentation Tuesday at the Department of Social Services.

According to staff, iFoster partners with corporations nationwide to make products and services more affordable for its members in an effort to put at-risk children and youth who often get little to no support on the path to becoming independent and successful adults...


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