Hello, young people! Below are some great contacts to help answer questions and resolve issues:

FosterClub has a dedicated team of folks to help you find what you need in Texas. Call them at  503-717-1552 or email them here. They can help you find resources to help you transition to adulthood and connect you to leadership opportunities. 

For problems or complaints, contact Texas's Ombudsman, at 1-512-239-4000.

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!

To apply online, visit here
For application assistance, call the Texas Foster Youth Justice Project at 1-877-313-3688. 


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Texas Youth Connection

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Texas Youth Connection provides an array of resources for young people with lived foster care experience. This website can lead you to the right individual and or organization for support in College/Higher Education, Housing, Independent Living (IL) Services, Leadership Opportunity, Life Skills, Complaints, Job search,... Read more

Texas: HAY The Houston Alumni & Youth Center

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Life Skills Classes and Assessments The Casey Life Skills Assessments is administered to youth and their primary caregiver to assist in development of an Independent Living Plan. The assigned case manager works with the State PAL Coordinator, the substitute care (CVS) worker, youth, and foster... Read more

Texas: Foster Care Ombudsman

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Their help includes: Making sure youth understand their rights while in foster care Reviewing a youth's concerns about case-specific questions and complaints With a youth's permission, working with other people to improve their care. If you have a hearing or speech disability, call the toll-free... Read more

Texas Independent Living Program

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Independent Living (IL) Programs help current and former foster youth reach their independent living goals, providing services for education, employment, housing, budgeting and building a support network to assist youth as they transition to adulthood. Additional information can be found on this PDF handout with... Read more

Texas Education and Training Voucher Program (ETV)

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The Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program allows Texas to help current and former foster youth and young adults, youth adopted at age 16, and youth that enter Permanency Care Assistance at age 16 to make a smoother transition to a successful adulthood by providing... Read more