California considering bill to create trust funds for COVID-19 orphans

February 12, 2022

Under California state Sen. Nancy Skinner's Hope, Opportunity, Perseverance, and Empowerment (HOPE) for Children Act, children who lost a parent or caregiver to COVID-19 and are in the state's foster care system would be eligible for a state-funded trust fund.

Skinner told ABC News there is a great need for this program since data has shown a large number of COVID-19 orphans were of low-income families who didn't have options such as life insurance to provide for their loved ones after they died.

"Those children would be in an especially vulnerable situation when they're adults and on their own," she said

 

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