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

Indiana: Ombudsman Office (Foster Care Complaints)

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The Indiana Ombudsman's office responds to and investigates complaints filed by the state and local judiciary, foster parents, biological parents, and the general public, including foster youth. Note: Before filing a formal complaint, the DCS Ombudsman Bureau requires that complainants attempt to address their issues... Read more


Indiana: Education & Training Voucher (ETV)

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The Indiana Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program is a federally funded, state-administered program that provides financial and academic support for young adults who’ve left the foster care system and are enrolled in qualified colleges, universities, or vocational education programs.Read more


Indiana Independent Living Program

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Independent Living (IL) Programs help current and former foster youth reach their independent living goals, providing services for education, employment, housing, budgeting and building a support network to assist youth as they transition to adulthood. This map will give you contact information by region: http://www.in.gov/dcs/files/Independ%20Living%20Map%202016.pdfRead more


Indiana Medicaid

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Medicaid is basic health insurance that is available to foster youth or former foster youth who are eligible. The information provided should help you apply. You may be eligible for medicaid if under the age of 26, and in foster care on your 18th birthday... Read more