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• FosterClub is accepting nominations for 2017 Outstanding Young Leader. The annual recognition program recognizes the success and achievements of young people who have experienced foster care. Youth must be 16-24 to be nominated and can also nominate themselves. Selected youth will receive a certificate and recognition on FosterClub's website. It is also a great addition to a resume.
If you work with a young person who is deserving of this recognition, take a moment to nominate them at www.fosterclub.com. Missouri has had several youth awarded this title in recent years and the youth are always honored to be named and thought of!
Please note that the deadline is December 7th.
• Are you familiar with Senate Bill 127 of August 2013? If you are a former foster care youth and were in the custody of the Children’s Division 30 days prior to your 18th birthday and you are not yet 26, you are automatically enrolled in MO HealthNet. This means that you have medical and behavioral health care coverage through MO HealthNet. Contact your local Children’s Division office to request a MO HealthNet card and provide your current address information.
• Are you familiar with the Missouri Reach Credential Completion and Employment Financial Assistance Program (CCE). The CCE is a program to help youth successfully pursue an education or training pathway that leads to a recognized credential and entry into the workforce in less then a year with support. Youth are eligible through their 25th birthday.
For more information, click on the "LEARN MORE" link below.
• Are you seeking skill-based job training in Bioscience Technology, CNA, CNC, construction, Forklift, Healthcare, Hospitality, HVAC, IT, Legal Services, LPN, or Manufacturing? Are you a St. Louis City or St. Louis county resident between the ages of 16 and 30? If you answered yes to both of these questions, contact your local stl WORKFORCE CENTER at (314) 900-9675. Centers are located in Florissant, South City, Prince Hall, Ferguson, and Pagedale.
• Are you seeking help with ending an abusive relationship? Contact Safe Connections, (314) 646-7500.