The Coronavirus (Covid-19) Emergency:

Information and assistance
for young people in and from foster care.

While the pandemic has created chaos for everyone, we recognize how hard the challenges fall on young people who experienced (or are experiencing) foster care, especially for those without family support.

If you need emergency assistance, please email help@fosterclub.com or call 503-717-1552

What's going on at FosterClub:


System Change Project Coordinator

Employment Opportunity: System Change Project Coordinator FosterClub is seeking a qualified Project Coordinator to work with our System Change team. This team elevates voices and perspectives of young people with lived experience in foster care to promote positive change across...

System Change Communications Specialist

Employment Opportunity: System Change Communications Specialist FosterClub is seeking a qualified Communications Specialist to work with our System Change team. This team elevates voices and perspectives of young people with lived experience in foster care to promote positive change across...

In Recognition of Juneteenth

Today, June 20, 2022, is the first time Juneteenth is recognized as a federal holiday in the United States. On June 19, 1865, enslaved African Americans in Texas were finally told they were free - nearly three years after the...

LEx Leaders informed Federal GAO Report on Supporting Foster Youth who are LGBTQ+ or religious

A new report released today from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) includes perspectives and insights from FosterClub Lived Experience (LEx) Leaders. Last summer, fifteen LEx leaders joined staff from the Government Accountability Office in two roundtable discusions where they discussed...

Foster Care Month ZOOM Backgrounds

May is National Foster Care Month! What better way to spread awareness during a quarantine than with a custom ZOOM background? Our free, downloadable backgrounds are the perfect way for you to show some love for young people who experience...

Foster Youth Need #FamiliesNotFacilities

Family is critical for young people in and from foster care. We know, from what Lived Experience (LEx) leaders have told us, that too often, foster youth are unnecessarily placed in congregate care facilities which has long-term impacts on their...

Built for youth, powered by youth,
changing life in foster care


We believe that children and youth deserve to be...


Connected

to a peer surpport network and to people in the community who care.

Educated

about their rights, how the foster care system works, self-advocacy strategies, and how to locate resources to help them succeed.

Inspired

and empowered through the stories of people who have succeeded after foster care.

Represented

by having their voices heard by policy makers, the public, and others who influence the system that profoundly impacts their lives. 


In your state


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Number of kids in foster care:


427,910

Reasons kids enter care:

61% Neglect


52% Parental drug abuse


14% Caretaker inability to cope


Youth that age out each year:


20,789

*Source: AFCARS #23. 2016. www.acf.hhs.gov/cb. Some numbers have been rounded.

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