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Share Your Story- Child Care, Foster Care, Juvenile Justice, Health & Mental Health

Posted:  -  By: Voices for VA's Kids

As we prepare to speak up for kids at the Virginia General Assembly and in Washington we need help from you to share your story or the stories of families that you have helped! Stories are an incredibly effective way to advocate and we want to share as many as possible.

We are looking for stories about:

  • How financial assistance for child care or preschool helped parents work and helped to prepare children for success in school.
  • The challenges faced by children aging out of the foster care– barriers they face when they don’t have family support or any successes of Fostering Futures.
  • How children’s health insurance through Medicaid or FAMIS has provided access to much needed health services for children.
  • The treatment options available when children experience mental health crises.
  • Success stories of community-based alternatives/diversions for youth rather than incarceration in a Department of Juvenile Justice facility.

If you have a story to share please submit details in the box below. If you wish to be anonymous we will not share your name, but we may contact you for additional details.

Thank you for joining in the movement to speak up for kids!

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