Welcome!

Hello, young people! Here are a couple of great contacts to help answer questions and resolve issues:

FosterClub's dedicated representative for Oregon is Ashlee: 503-717-1552, or email her.  She can help you find resources to help you transition to adulthood and connect you to leadership opportunities. 

For problems or complaints, contact Oregon's Ombudsman, Darin Mancuso, at 1-855-840-6036 or you can email him.

The Oregon Independent Living Program
wants to hear how young people are doing during this crisis.

Take a survey to help the State understand what resources are needed to help young people through the crisis.

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 campaign for more information about this program!


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Oregon: Youth Like Me, Who Have Left Foster Care Without Family, Have What It Takes To Succeed, But We Can’t Do It Alone Especially Now

By jaleesasuell — Jul 9, 2020

I spent six years in foster care, and although difficult in many ways, that time during my youth gave me the resilience, passion and drive for the life I have now. I consider myself one of the foster care success stories. But, I can’t imagine if... Read more

We're Hiring
We're Hiring!

Communications Coordinator

By Nora Karena — Jan 13, 2020

JOB NOTICE: Communications Coordinator Looking for a role where you can contribute to changing life in foster care for young people across the country? Consider joining the team at FosterClub, the national network for young people in foster care... Read more

FosterClub at Shoulder to Shoulder

By Ashlee — Oct 30, 2018

Ashlee Kauffunger, FosterClub's Oregon Outreach Coordinator and Ashley Foster-French, FosterClub's Training & Education Manager, along with Ellenor, attended the Shoulder to Shoulder in Portland, Oregon. FosterClub shared our... Read more

FosterClub's Halloween Open House

By emilyfish — Oct 25, 2018

Join us for FosterClub's Halloween Open House on Saturday, October 27th from 4:00 - 6:00 PM! We'll be celebrating our 4th Annual Online Auction with food, fun, and more - don't forget to dress up for prizes! For more information, download the flier... Read more

Celebrating 5 Years of Quilts

By Catherine — Sep 6, 2018

FosterClub would like to acknowledge and celebrate 5 years of partnering with Oregon community members to provide hand sewn quilts to our All-Star interns! Quilts - 2018a.jpg “It makes me feel special. Every little piece that was put in the... Read more

RESOURCES

Oregon: Foster Youth Rights

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The website link takes you to foster youth rights in foster care.Read more


Oregon: Foster Care Ombudsman

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The current foster care ombudsman in Oregon is named Darin Mancuso. You can call him with complaints and he will investigate. Anyone can call him, but he's generally a resource for foster youth and foster parents.Read more


Oregon Foster Youth Connection

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The mission of the Oregon Foster Youth Connection (OFYC) is to improve the foster care system through advocacy, activism, and leadership. OFYC is a program of Children First for Oregon (CFFO), is a statewide, youth led, advocacy group of current and former foster youth between... Read more


Oregon Independent Living Program

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The Independent Living Program (ILP) helps youth who are, or were, in foster care to become self-sufficient adults. It gives an opportunity to learn valuable skills necessary to make a successful transition from state or tribal custody to living on your own in the community.Read more


ID, WY, WA, MT, AK, OR: Kids In The Game PASS Program

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One of the following documents is used to qualify families and must be uploaded with the application: Foster Care letter -or- Free/Reduced Lunch Letter -or- SNAP benefits letter *NOTE: They fund school sports, intramural sports, swim lessons, gymnastics, martial art lessons, etc. They do not... Read more