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

Complete All-Star 2017 group

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

Oregon House passes bill on foster kids' medication

By FC Steve — Jun 18, 2009

by Michelle Cole, Oregonlive.com , 6/17/09, SALEM -- Children in state foster care -- even kids younger than 4 -- are being prescribed powerful antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs. State lawmakers want to make sure those kids get more attention... Read more

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Day 40

By JJ — Mar 5, 2009

Well today is my 40th day here in Seaside Oregon. Wow, I dont know how this happens, my mind tends to observe time differently depending on the situation. Before I left time was speeding so rapidly & now that I'm here & its been a minute it... Read more

RESOURCES

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


At age 18, many foster youth become solely responsible for themselves almost overnight with little or no support.