Welcome!

Hello, young people! Below are some great contacts to help answer questions and resolve issues:

FosterClub has a dedicated team of folks to help you find what you need in Indiana. Call them at  503-717-1552 or email them here. They can help you find resources to help you transition to adulthood and connect you to leadership opportunities. 

Healthcare for Former Foster Youth (FFY).

Did you know that former foster youth have access to free Medicaid after they turn 18 until their 26th birthday? Qualification for FFY to access Medicaid is not dependant on employment or education status. Check out the #Healthcare FFY for more information about this program!


For a general overview of the Medicaid application process, visit here
To apply online, visit here
To apply by phone, call 1-800-403-0864.
To apply in person, go to your local Division of Family Resources (DFR) office. 

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Demetrius Jackson

By Adam@fosterclub — Dec 15, 2017

Demetrius Jackson was the all-time leading scorer in St. Joseph County with 1,934 career points and the first McDonald’s All-American from northern Indiana since future NBA All-Star Shawn Kemp earned the honor in 1988. He also experienced foster... Read more

RESOURCES

National Resources for LGBTQ Youth

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Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. Lambda Legal has compiled a list of National Resources for LGBTQ... Read more


Rights in Foster Care: LGBTQ and HIV

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Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians , gay men , bisexuals , transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. Lambda... Read more


American Indian Child Resource Center

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The American Indian Child Resource Center (AICRC) is a state-licensed foster family agency. They recruit and train foster parents, coordinate services to foster children and provide advocacy and support to biological parents. AICRC provides the following services: Recruitment, certification, and training of American Indian families... Read more


Amara

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Amara is a non-profit organization focused on providing youth in care the love and support of a committed family. As one of the first agencies in the country to work with gay and lesbian couples, Amara is inclusive of all families regardless of sexual orientation,... Read more


RaiseAChild

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RaiseAChild recruits, educates, and nurtures supportive relationships equally with LGBTQ and all prospective foster and adoptive parents while partnering with agencies to improve the process of advancing foster children to safe, loving, and permanent homes.Read more