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


FosterClub at Shoulder to Shoulder

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

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

Training and Education Program Coordinator

By Celeste — Sep 18, 2018

The Training and Education Department is responsible for the development, distribution, and tracking of all the organization’s educational materials including publications, youth and adult stakeholder workshops, and foster parent online training. The Training and Education Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the creation and implementation of trainings, events, and curriculum and publication development as well as tracking progress and striving for rapid growth and development within the department. 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

My experience at the DREAM Conference

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

RESOURCES

Oregon: Financial Aid for Youth with Foster Care Experience

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The PDF linked in the website above explains all the different ways current or former foster youth can get help with their educational expenses. Call FosterClub for additional experience at 503-717-1552 or email oregonrep@fosterclub.comRead more


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: Portland Community College: Fostering Success

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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. National research shows that only about half of youth in care complete high school... Read more


Oregon Education and Training Voucher Program (ETV)

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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 postsecondary education and training.Read more