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.


 

BLOGS

Providence Grant Presentation

PeerUp! Donation

By kingdre88 — Dec 14, 2017

FosterClub was honored to formally receive a Community Benefits Grant from the Providence Seaside Hospital at their Celebration of Lights Ceremony on December 11th. The Celebration was filled with holiday cheer, great music, and great tasting... Read more

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Shoulder 2 Shoulder

We Were at Shoulder 2 Shoulder

By Adam@fosterclub — Nov 9, 2017

Imagine having your name chosen by your caseworker by the spinning of her contact Rolodex. At the Shoulder to Shoulder conference, I heard the powerful message that we are all connected. I listened to Angela Tucker, this year's keynote speaker share... Read more

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Complete All-Star 2017 group

The complete 2017 All-Star group (both session A and session B).

Meet our 2017 All-Stars

By Adam@fosterclub — Jun 15, 2017

It's been a busy summer doing some amazing things. FosterClub has welcomed 24 All-Stars to our headquarters in Seaside, Oregon. From here they have been able to travel across the country and reach youth in care. For more information on the All-Stars... Read more

House Passes Bill Extending Health Benefits for Teens Leaving Foster Care

By FC Steve — Feb 24, 2010

OregonLive.com, by Michelle Cole, February 23, 2010, SALEM -- Teens aging out of foster care will retain health care coverage from the Oregon Health Plan until they turn 21, under a bill that passed the House on a unanimous vote. All children in... Read more

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FosterClub Named Top Mid-sized Youth Organization in the Northwest

By FC Steve — Oct 22, 2009

Seaside, OR, (October 23, 2009) – FosterClub, the national network for young people in foster care, was named “Best of the Northwest” medium-sized non-profit organization in the 2009 Youth Thrive Awards. The contest, held during August and September... Read more

RESOURCES

Medicaid option for qualifying foster youth in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington counties and a small part of Marion County.


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


The current foster care ombudsman in Oregon is named Darin Mancuso. You can call him with complaints and he will investigate.


Portland Community College is committed to creating educational opportunities for students who have been in the foster care system. Each year, over 600 youth in Oregon age out of foster care.


The Department of Human Services (DHS) Independent Living Program (ILP) has received Chafee Education and Training Voucher (ETV) funding to help current or former foster care youth with postseconda