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:

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...

Running Out of Time: Helping Foster Youth Like Me Get Back on Track

I’m trying to connect with several hundred young people who experienced foster care in my state. Unless I reach them in the next day, I won’t be able to help them because they won’t be eligible for pandemic relief after...

Letter to Congress: 149 National and State Orgs ask to Extend Lifeline for Foster Youth

As national, state, and local organizations - along with young people with lived experience in the foster care system - that are dedicated to the well-being of young people in and from foster care, we write to urge Congress to...

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changing life in foster care

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


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


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.