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Kentucky designs new web portal for foster care kids

Posted: 12:45 PM, Jun 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-12 12:45:42-04
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — 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 link to a summer employment initiative. More than 80 employers with various opportunities have signed on for this year's program.