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.
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!
Oregon does not have auto-coverage renewal.In order to maintain your coverage, you will need to update your information annually.
Each year, you should receive a paper form in the mail. Make sure to fill this form out and send it back. If you do not, you risk losing your coverage. You can also renew your coverage online. Be sure to report any changes of address to the Oregon Medicaid office to make sure that you receive these annual renewal forms!
Oregon does not have auto-enrollment.This means that, if you are eligible for Medicaid til 26 in Oregon, you will need to complete a new application before you are able to receive health care coverage. However, if you are still in care, your caseworker is supposed to help you fill out the application as part of your transition plan. Be sure to ask your caseworker about Medicaid til 26 and what you need to do to get coverage!
Oregon does not provide coverage to relocators.This means that, if you were in care in another state and then moved to Oregon, you would not be eligible for Medicaid til 26. You may still be able to get health insurance through…
By Double EE — 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
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
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
By ShelliG99 — Aug 7, 2018
A team brings more than just support during an activity, they bring safety, comfort, and hope. My team, a group of All-Stars, called ourselves the DREAM team. From my experience with youth, I’ve found it difficult to find a place to belong in their... Read more
By APetite1 — May 16, 2018
We're excited to welcome our Level II All-Star Interns to Seaside to kick off our All-Star Internship! Hear directly from the team below in their message to the 2018 All-Stars: Your Level II interns here! The three of us were All-Stars in 2014 and... Read more
RaiseAChild recruits, educates, and nurtures supportive relationships equally with LGBTQ and all prospective foster and adoptive parents while partnering with agencies to improve the process of advancing foster children to safe, loving, and permanent homes.Read more
Find your pathway to college and career through PDX Bridge--we'll help you get there. In this program, students who are within one year of completing high school or GED (or who have recently completed their high school credential) receive supports to transition to college and... Read more
Pathways to Adulthood provides independent living services and support to Native American youth ages 14 to 21 who are currently or who have been in state or tribal foster care systems. The ILP provider meets with youth each month to assist with individual transition goals... Read more
The NAYA Family Center Foster Care Support program assists youth and families who are involved with state or tribal foster care systems. They assist youth from birth to 24 in addition to providing services for birth and foster parents. Foster Care Support services include Pathways... Read more
Youth Progress provides safe and stable homes to youth in the Juvenile Justice and Foster Care systems. They serve youth between the ages of 13 to 24 with diverse backgrounds from all over the State. Check out their website for internship opportunities and community events.Read more