Foster Connect is an online hub where our partners in the foster care community can share volunteer opportunities, services, and resources.
If you’d like to share an opportunity, click here to submit your information.
The Youth Acceptance Project, works with the families of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) and gender expansive children and youth in foster care. The intervention serves as a family preservation and family reunification tool, assisting families who are struggling with the sexual orientation and/or gender identity/expression of their child.
For more information email us at YAP@familybuilders.org
Talking to our teens about their sexual health journey and reproductive rights is a multi-faceted conversation and can be intimidating, but with Fostering Parenthood, you’re not alone. Together, we will talk about these important conversations through lived experience and provide helpful ideas, best practices, and resources.
Through our Defy Impossible Scholarships, we are offering foster youth 18+ years old a $20,000 scholarship to become a Licensed Esthetician.
The Defy Impossible Program program, sponsored by Kate Somerville Skincare, creates a career pathway and pipeline for foster youth interested in careers in beauty. Scholarship recipients receive a mentor from the Kate Somerville team to provide application and coursework support, and special training that focuses on various aspects of the beauty industry.
Foster Love’s Sweet Cases program provides brand-new duffle bags designed to replace the trash bags traditionally given to foster youth during home removal and placement changes. These bags are filled with comfort items and basic necessities.
The Family Fellowship builds, nurtures, and sustains a permanent network of relationships and resources that enable participants to earn their college degrees, become active/positive members of their respective communities, pursue advanced degrees, and confidently enter into the professional workforce equipped with support and security. This is accomplished through the provision of full-tuition scholarships, financial support, tutors, monthly housing allowances to include housing for summer and winter breaks, technology supplies, and the availability of wrap-around emotional support services year-round.
Foster Love’s Superhero Boxes provides youth in care with their own exciting superhero box designed to remind them that they are S.U.P.E.R. (Self Assured, Uplifted, Proud, Empowered, and Resilient). Superhero Boxes come packed with a cape, mask, cuffs, bracelet, and more so that each child can look like the hero they are.
Camp Xavier is a no-cost, week long day-camp for current and former foster youth ages 8-13 located at Loyola High School 1901 Venice Blvd, LA, CA 90006, July 17-21, 8:30am-4:30pm
Foster Love’s Birthday Boxes program provides a celebration-in-a-box for foster youth whose special days often go forgotten. These boxes also include birthday cards, party streamers, assorted paper stars, paper hats, colorful confetti, balloons, candles, and a festive birthday banner.
Foster Love’s STEM Boxes provide foster youth with access to innovative, exciting out-of-school STEM resources.