Everyone is stressed and distressed by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Children and young adults involved in the child welfare system face additional challenges and have unique rights and resources.  Florida Youth SHINE is committed to providing resources and supportive programming that speaks to us, the youth!  

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Florida Youth SHINE and its partner Vita Nova are maintaining a running resource list for youth in foster care and their supporter to be able to easily access key resources that are filtered through by FYS youth. 

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This Economic Stimulus Payment Tip Sheet is intended to help youth who had child welfare involvement understand how to obtain a stimulus payment. (Updated 4.6.21)

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This Income Tax Tip Sheet is intended to give youth who had child welfare involvement some items to consider when filing your taxes. (Updated 4.6.21)

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Freaked About Finances, address the most pressing issue – what to do when facing the loss of income. (Added 3.26.20)

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Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Insurance provides critical information about unemployment benefits. (Updated 4.16.20)

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COVID-19 Tips for Professionals offers adult professionals, volunteers and frontline staff who work with young people information to share with the youth they serve.  (Added 3.26.20)