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:

CARES ACT Emergency Aid for Higher Ed Students

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress with overwhelming, bipartisan support and signed into law by President Trump on March 27th, 2020. This over $2 trillion economic relief package delivers on the Trump Administration’s...

Independent Living Centers Receive Increased Calls for Assistance from Young People from Foster Care During Pandemic Crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2020 Contact: Marci McCoy-Roth 503-717-1552 (Washington, DC) Independent Living Programs (ILPs) across the country are responding to increased requests for assistance from young people from foster care, according to a new poll by FosterClub...

Supporting Independent Young People from Foster Care During COVID-19_ILP Poll Results

A Poll of Independent Living Coordinators SUMMARY In response to questions from policymakers about the impact of COVID-19 on youth from foster care and the Independent Living programs that provide resources to them, FosterClub queried Independent Living Coordinators throughout the...
Senator Wyden with All-Stars, including Phoenix Ramirez, and FosterClub staff in August 2018.

Thank you for listening, Senator Wyden

Over the years, Senator Wyden has regularly met with FosterClub young leaders in both Washington, DC and Oregon. We appreciate the time and care Senator Wyden takes in listening to current and former foster youth, hearing their experiences, concerns and...

Senator Wyden recognizes National Foster Care Month and gives a shout out to FosterClub's 20th Anniversary

Earlier this week, Senator Ron Wyden made a statement on the Senate floor in honor of National Foster Care Month. Read the full statement below or see the official posting ! NATIONAL FOSTER CARE MONTH Mr. President, each year, I...

Virtual Congressional Briefing: COVID-19 Impact on Young People from Foster Care

Watch a recording of the Virtual Congressional Briefing Briefing_logos.png Members of Congress and Congressional Staff were invited to attend a short virtual briefing held on May 13, 2020 and hosted by Youth Villages, Juvenile Law Center, and FosterClub on how...

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


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


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.