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KY Unveils Digital Portal To Support Foster Youth
By West Kentucky Star Staff
FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services has set up a new website for transition age youth in the foster care system.
 
The cabinet says the new website is part of a rebranding project for the state's independent living program for youths in the system.
 
The web-based portal, www.kyrise.ky.gov, will be accessible to the public beginning June 24. It is called Kentucky RISE, which stands for Resources for Independence, Success and Empowerment.
 
It will contain a link for foster youth to complete an application and receive vital records, like a birth certificate. The portal will also have a links to resources for education, job training, employment, housing options, and a summer employment initiative. More than 80 employers with various opportunities have signed on for this year's program.

While the portal is geared toward youth ages 14 and older, it will be accessible to foster parents, community partners, and the public in general.  Vital records will only be available to the youth.

Published 10:45 PM, Tuesday Jun. 11, 2019
Updated 02:02 PM, Wednesday Jun. 12, 2019

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