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:


 

Youth Programs Director

Employment Opportunity: Youth Programs Director FosterClub's Youth Programs department is currently seeking an experienced Program Director. FosterClub provides a community of support for young people who go through the foster care experience. Candidates who identify as BIPOC and candidates with...

Facing Crisis without Support

“My emotional health has been really impacted during the pandemic. I have to pay for professional support out of pocket; I’ve been choosing that over having enough food.” I’m a 25-year old who spent 2 years in foster care. I’ve...

New letter from Associate Commissioner Schomburg on Supporting Youth

Please see the attached Dear Child Welfare Community letter from Aysha E. Schomburg, Associate Commissioner of the Children’s Bureau. The letter shares information and encourages continued efforts to connect with and support the young people who have recently transitioned out...

FosterClub Statement on Indigenous Peoples' Day

Today’s celebration and recognition of Indigenous Peoples comes at a time when we are understanding that Native American people and people of color have long fought for justice and equity in a system that was often severely biased against them...

Jamerika Haynes-Lewis, USA Ambassador Pageant Ms. 2021

Entering foster care at the age of five, Jamerika experienced a wide spectrum of foster experiences: foster care, kinship care, respite, foster-to-adopt and group homes. “When I was 18, I was a senior in high school. Twelve hours after walking...

There's Still a Chance - Pandemic Relief for Foster Youth

Hello Friends, Last week (September 30th) was the deadline for Congress to extend support for foster youth before many of the Supporting Foster Youth & Families Through the Pandemic Act provisions expired. Unfortunately, bipartisan HR 5167 was not included in...

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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