What a day!
Today in Olympia, youth, foster parents, experts, advocates and community members came together to support HB 1302 - Extended Foster Care. Testifying before the House Early Learning & Human Services Committee, alumni of care spoke to the opportunity safe housing after age 18 would provide. Mockingbird Board Member and foster parent Yossi Banai spoke to the concern he has for his foster youth if he doesn't have the opportunity for a safe and stable transition into adulthood. One after another, supporters showed committee members the potential of HB 1302.
Now we are counting on YOU! We need you to contact your legislators and remind them that children in foster care are OUR children and deserve the opportunity to succeed.
Call the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000 to urge your legislators to support HB 1302!
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As always, please remember to thank them for their service!