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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Webinar: Older Youth Pandemic Relief: State Spotlights- Implementation in Indiana

By dominiquefreeman — May 21, 2021

On May 19th, 2021, FosterClub and Youth Law Center hosted a webinar with Child Welfare service providers and advocates focused on implementing the older youth provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act currently being done in Indiana. In this... Read more

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

Choices Coordinated Care Solutions - Indiana

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Youth and families are referred to Choices in different ways but are typically enrolled by states or counties with whom we partner. We also partner directly with schools and managed care entities. Choices provides a care coordinator for each child and family we serve. The... Read more


Aspire Indiana

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A fully integrated health care provider, Aspire offers both primary medical and behavioral health care, but also addresses social determinants of health like employment and housing. Our support programs include addiction services, individual and group therapy, infectious disease, youth and family services, crisis management, rehabilitation,... Read more


Pandemic Support Resource - Indiana

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The recent Consolidated Appropriations Act set aside emergency relief for young people with foster care experience who are struggling because of the Pandemic.​ Each state is able to decide how the funds will be applied to the youth in their care. In Indiana , there... Read more


Child Services Ombudsman Bureau - Indiana

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Ombudsman is a Swedish word that means "representative" or "agent." Ombudsman or Child Advocates were established within states and/or Child Welfare to investigate complaints, concerns, or violations of children right's while in foster care. The Indiana Ombudsman's office receives, investigates, and attempts to resolve complaints... 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