Tell the Premier to keep the door open to 21
Each year, 700 young Victorians in state care have their funding and support cut off. For most … No case manager. No family. Nothing,
Picture this, it’s your 18th birthday. You’re probably excited, you may have a party planned. You can now legally vote, you can buy alcohol, you can get your license. Your 18th birthday is an exciting time for many young Victorians, but for many young people living in state care it’s a time of uncertainty.
Each year, 700 young Victorians are put at serious risk of becoming homeless on their 18th birthday. Instead of a car and a party – they are faced with a terrifying and uncertain future.
Will you send an email to Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews asking him to commit to extend foster care to 21?
In an age when most young Australians are living at home well into their 20s – the Victorian government is cutting all support for vulnerable teenagers on their first official day of adulthood.
Within a year more than half will be homeless, unemployed, in jail or have become a new parent – but it doesn’t have to be this way.
Write to Premier Daniel Andrews to convince him to make the commitment to extend foster care to 21 before the November state election.