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The Virginia Senate is poised to vote on House Bill 700, a crucial initiative led by Del. Anne Ferrell Tata in collaboration with Connect With a Wish, a nonprofit supporting former foster youth. This bill seeks to provide housing support for former foster youth attending colleges in the state, addressing a pressing need for assistance in their educational pursuits.

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HB 700, which received unanimous approval from the House of Delegates, extends housing coverage for the entire year and mandates colleges to designate a liaison for former foster youth. This initiative aims to bridge the gap in educational equity for these vulnerable individuals, who often face financial and support challenges.

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Connect With a Wish, known for its advocacy and support for foster youth, has actively championed legislation like HB 700, recognizing the importance of providing comprehensive support for these students. With the bill pending a vote in the Senate’s subcommittee on Higher Education, its potential passage represents a significant milestone in advancing educational opportunities for former foster youth in Virginia.

source: The DMV Daily


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