Think of Us is launching #CheckForUs, a National Campaign meant to connect former foster youth with their state’s Child Welfare System so that they can potentially access cash assistance. Funding will be provided through the most recent COVID-19 federal aid package. The work is urgent: the aid expires in September 2021.
This National Recruitment Campaign is the first of its kind. We hope to engage the largest number of foster youth in a single campaign in United States history – more than 30% of the eligible community.
Since soft-launching last week, more than 30 states have agreed to join our efforts. We’re gearing up for our official launch later this month!