The Coronavirus (Covid-19) Emergency:

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

While the pandemic is creating 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 or call 503-717-1552

What's going on at FosterClub:

8 Tips for Getting through the Holidays

Let's face it, the holidays can be tough for young people in foster care, and this year perhaps more so than ever. Young people in foster care may feel lonely because they are separated from family or friends, or anxious...

FosterClub Submits Amicus Brief in Fulton v. Philadelphia

FosterClub filed an Amicus brief in the Fulton vs. Philadelphia case that is being heard by the Supreme Court today. A bit of background: 'Amicus curiae' means 'friend of the court,' and an Amicus brief is filed in a court...

How Illinois DCFS And ILP Are Helping Young People During The COVID-19 Crisis

Independent Living Programs (ILPs) across the country are responding to increased requests for assistance from young people from foster care, according to a recent poll by FosterClub . In normal times ILPs help young people from foster care navigate the...
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Los Angeles, CA: Just Like That, My Transition To Adulthood Became Even More Difficult

More than anything I want to create a world where youth in foster care don’t have to fear being alone and not having a place to live. That’s why I’m attending Cal State Los Angeles, studying to become a social...
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From Louisiana: Living through COVID reminds me of foster care: social isolation, constant changes and lack of control

The COVID-19 crisis has turned everyone’s lives upside down. But for young people who have experienced foster care who are transitioning to adulthood, this crisis is hitting especially hard. I consider myself a success story, one of the resilient 3...

Young leader gives statement at the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth Virtual Briefing

On Thursday, May 28, 2020, the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth hosted a briefing on COVID-19 and its impact on child welfare to explore the effects of the pandemic on vulnerable young people and their families. Aliyah Zeien , a...

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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:

Reasons kids enter care:

61% Neglect

52% Parental drug abuse

14% Caretaker inability to cope

Youth that age out each year:

*Source: AFCARS #23. 2016. Some numbers have been rounded.