Maine

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Education
Mental health
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Life skills

The Maine Children’s Alliance is a public policy, nonprofit improving the lives of Maine children, youth and families through research, collaboration...

Youth or Alumni Group

Camp To Belong Maine Mission Statement: "To provide Maine youth separated by foster and/or adoptive care with shared experiences and memories; and to...

Youth or Alumni Group
Education
Life skills
Independent Living Program

MYTC, made up of public and private partners from across Maine, works with young people, the child welfare system, and community members to ensure...

Adoption
Permanence
Other Resources

Who We Are and How We Can Help… Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine, Inc. (AFFM) provides support services for adoptive and foster parents, and...

Ombudsman (Complaints)

Ombudsman is a Swedish word that means "representative" or "agent." Ombudsman or Child Advocates were established within states and/or Child Welfare...

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If you are being physically harmed — or are in danger of being harmed — it's an emergency. DIAL 911

Consider speaking with a foster parent, caseworker, an Independent Living Provider, your Attorney (or CASA or GAL), your school counselor, a therapist, or church pastor. You can also contact FosterClub by clicking the talk icon in the lower right corner.

When it is safe to do so, contact your caseworker first. If you do not receive a response within 3 business days, you could contact the Manager at the branch where your caseworker works. Finally, you could contact your State's Ombudsman. Check out our Youth Guide to Complaints.

Health Care for Former Foster Youth 

Did you know that young people from foster care have access to free Medicaid after they turn 18 through their 26th birthday? Qualification to access Medicaid is NOT dependant on employment or education status. 

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