Children in foster care are the community’s children. They share the same hopes and dreams as other children and youth but face significant disadvantages and challenges compared to their peers, especially as they transition into adulthood.
My New Red Shoes believes that offering hope and financial stability to transition age foster youth is the single most important investment we can make to provide them with stability and a pathway to success. For these reasons, we support SB 739: The Universal Basic Income for Transition Age Foster Youth Act.
SB 739 would provide transition age foster youth monthly payments of $1,000 for a three-year duration. In doing so, it would set the conditions that we all want for our own children – stability to plan for the future and the opportunity to reach their highest capacity.
Our full letter of support can be found here.