Too Many PA Youth and Young Adults Exit Foster Care Without Permanent Families and Unprepared to Thrive on Their Own

Less than half of the older youth population exited to permanency in 2021   HARRISBURG, PA—Family relationships that endure throughout an individual’s lifetime have been out of reach for too many of Pennsylvania’s young people who have experienced foster care, according to Fostering Youth Transitions 2023: State and National Data to Drive Foster Care Advocacy, released […]

Early Care and Education in Governor Shapiro’s 2023-24 State Budget Proposal

HARRISBURG, PA (March 7, 2023) – Today, the principal partners of Early Learning Pennsylvania (ELPA), a statewide coalition of advocates focused on supporting young Pennsylvanians from birth to age five, issued the following statements regarding Governor Josh Shapiro’s 2023-24 state budget proposal. ELPA operates four issue-based advocacy campaigns: Start Strong PA, Pre-K for PA, Childhood […]

Number of Uninsured Children Improved Slightly During the Pandemic

End of Public Health Emergency Could Reverse Progress HARRISBURG (Monday, Dec. 12) — The number of uninsured children in Pennsylvania improved during the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to the federal continuous coverage provision that prevents states from disenrolling children and families from Medicaid during the public health emergency, according to the State of Children’s Health report […]

State Of Child Welfare Report Highlights Stresses Placed on Pennsylvania’s Under-Resourced Child Welfare System

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children released its 13th annual State of Child Welfare report, highlighting several gaps in the child welfare system as well as recommendations on how it can be strengthened. The report features critical data on abuse and neglect, the foster care system, removal reasons, congregate care reduction, transition age youth, and racial disparity […]

Cephas Honored by Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children for Improving Health and Education Outcomes for Women and Children

Be Someone for Kids Award Recognizes Lawmaker’s Work to Build Better Futures for Children and Families HARRISBURG  – Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, the only statewide advocacy organization with a public policy agenda that spans the life of a child prenatally through adulthood, presented Rep. Morgan Cephas (D-Philadelphia) with its annual Be Someone for Kids award […]

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