Looking Out for the Most Vulnerable

Looking Out for the Most Vulnerable in Kentucky

Children’s Alliance is an association that represents and supports over 36 child welfare and behavioral health care agencies across Kentucky. The organization’s mission is to improve the well-being of at-risk children and families by shaping public policy and enhancing member agency programs. Children’s Alliance works in partnership with elected officials and state leaders to ensure […]

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Churchill Downs donates $25,000 to Orphan & Foster Care Org.

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has announced it has committed a $25,000 donation to Orphan Care Alliance (OCA), a nonprofit serving some of Kentucky’s and Southern Indiana’s most vulnerable children and families in the foster care and adoptive communities. First Lady Glenna Bevin joined CDI in Harrodsburg Saturday during the presentation at OCA’s Fall Festival for […]

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GUEST OP-ED: New federal law gives Kentucky chance to better support families, reduce number of children in foster care

Federal Law provides chance to better support families, reduce number of children in foster care

GUEST OP-ED on this Foster Care Issue / Act – Family First Prevention Services Act by Jessica Brown, Executive Advisor and the Family First Prevention Services Act lead for the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services. This summer, Kentucky social workers, educators, judges, prosecutors, non-profit leaders, state legislators, and many others traveled across the state […]

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Wednesday's Child: Some of Kentucky foster care's oldest children not giving up hope for forever family

Kentucky foster care’s oldest children not giving up hope for forever family

Nearly 8-percent of children in Kentucky’s foster care system are about to turn 18-years-old. That transition period can be one of the biggest challenges in child welfare. In this week’s Wednesday’s Child piece, 17-year-old Nick shows us it’s never too late to find a forever family. When you meet Nick, he’s not someone you’ll soon […]

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Ky. to Unveil Digital Platform Supporting Foster Youth

Kentucky to Unveil Digital Platform Supporting Foster Youth

FRANKFORT, Ky. (6/15/19) – A new digital portal called Kentucky Resources for Independence, Success and Empowerment is set to be unveiled Wednesday at the Kentucky Independent Living Youth Empowerment Conference in Lexington. The new website is part of a rebranding project for the state’s independent living program for transition age youth in the foster care […]

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Kentucky Will Use New Federal Law to Keep More Kids out of Foster Care

Kentucky to Use New Federal Law to Keep More Kids out of Foster Care

Child advocates in Kentucky say a new federal law aims to help at-risk families and prevent youth from entering the foster care system. While it doesn’t provide any new funding, the Family First Prevention Services Act signed by President Donald Trump last year gives states more flexibility in how they spend federal money on child […]

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Local forum on Kentucky’s children and families involved in state foster care system set for March 30

Local forum on Kentucky’s children and families involved in state foster care system set for Tomorrow

The public is invited to a regional community forum Saturday, March 30, in Union to discuss improving outcomes for Kentucky children and families involved in the state foster care system. Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in the region are hosting the forum. The forum will take place from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Boone County Public […]

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Volunteers sought for foster care review board

KY Volunteers sought for Foster Care review board

FRANKFORT — The Citizen Foster Care Review Board is looking for volunteers in Mason, Bracken, Fleming, Robertson and Lewis Counties. According to the courts.ky.gov website, the board is responsible for advocating for children in the local community. “Advocating for the dependent, neglected and abused children in your community can be an important way to invest […]

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Kentucky Foster Care Situation Unacceptable

Kentucky Foster Care in Need of More Help FRANKFORT– Just over a month after a new law went into effect lawmakers heard from officials involved with the implementation of House Bill 1. The Child Welfare Oversight Committee heard from members of the Department for Community Based Services and the Judicial Branch on the implementation of […]

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