The Coronavirus (Covid-19) Emergency:

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

While the pandemic has created 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:


Council's Priorites on Improving Mental Health & Youth Engagement for Foster Youth

In May 2022, the Council invited 12 key field partners to a conversation regarding the Council's priorities connected to Mental Health to inform the ongoing conversations regarding youth mental health and outline how young people in and from foster care...

LEx Leaders tell the United States Supreme Court to #ProtectICWA in Amicus Brief

FosterClub is pleased to share an amicus brief from former foster youth filed at the Supreme Court earlier this month. The brief was supported by several Lived Experience (LEx) leaders and includes thirteen Native Leaders’ experiences and recommendations. This brief...

FosterClub Mourns Rep. Jackie Walorski and Two Staff Members

FosterClub extends its deepest condolences to Congresswoman Jackie Walorski's family, friends, colleagues and constituents, along with the family and friends of her two staff members, Zachery Potts and Emma Thomson, following their tragic deaths. Congresswoman Walorski (R-Ind.) was a dedicated...

Statement on Roe v. Wade

A Message from FosterClub Leadership In light of the Roe v. Wade decision, we reaffirm FosterClub’s dedication to preventing unnecessary placement of children into foster care. If you would like to learn more about how the Roe v. Wade decision...

In Recognition of Juneteenth

Today, June 20, 2022, is the first time Juneteenth is recognized as a federal holiday in the United States. On June 19, 1865, enslaved African Americans in Texas were finally told they were free - nearly three years after the...

LEx Leaders informed Federal GAO Report on Supporting Foster Youth who are LGBTQ+ or religious

A new report released today from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) includes perspectives and insights from FosterClub Lived Experience (LEx) Leaders. Last summer, fifteen LEx leaders joined staff from the Government Accountability Office in two roundtable discusions where they discussed...

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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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