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 help@fosterclub.com or call 503-717-1552

What's going on at FosterClub:


Director of Operations & Partnerships

Who We Are FosterClub’s mission is big: lead the efforts of young people in and from foster care to become connected, educated, inspired and represented so they can realize their personal potential and contribute to a better life for their...

Membership Programs Manager

Who We Are FosterClub’s mission is big: lead the efforts of young people in and from foster care to become connected, educated, inspired and represented so they can realize their personal potential and contribute to a better life for their...

Now What? Tips for Advocates Implementing the Supporting Foster Youth & Families through the Pandemic Act

The Supporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic Act (H.R. 7947) became law as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act on December 27, 2020 (PL 116-260). This law should bring significant emergency relief to young people in and from...

Statement Regarding Jan. 6 Capitol Insurrection

Dear FosterClub Community, I think most of us had hoped for a better start to 2021 than what we witnessed happening in our nation’s Capitol last week. We at FosterClub condemn the January 6th attack in Washington DC in the...

Press Release: #EmergencyCovidRelief offers ray of hope for #FosterYouth; new poll suggests resources can’t come soon enough

Media Inquiries: Contact Angel Petite, Policy Manager policy@fosterclub.com ; 503-717-1552 PRESS RELEASE #EmergencyCovidRelief offers ray of hope for #FosterYouth; new poll suggests resources can’t come soon enough December 23, 2020 Washington, D.C. - Young adults with lived experience in foster...

Poll Results: Checking in on Young People from Foster Care as COVID-19 Continues

SUMMARY Since the beginning of the pandemic, FosterClub has conducted several polls to monitor how the pandemic is affecting young people in and from foster care. FosterClub conducted a poll in late March ( results here ) and an additional...

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:


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. www.acf.hhs.gov/cb. Some numbers have been rounded.

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