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.
CareerX exists to help former foster youth develop the skills, social networks, and confidence they need to enter the workforce and adulthood with greater self-sufficiency. The CareerX program objectives are greater educational attainment and degree completion, career readiness, and leadership capabilities.
CareerX matches you with a dedicated one-on-one career coach that will provide guidance and support to help you pursue your personal and professional goals!
Together, you’ll build these life and professional foundations: financial literacy, career development, health and wellness, and essential life skills.
The Foster Care and Adoption Agency (FFA) at David & Margaret works in collaboration with Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties to support workers. children, and families through training and approving resource parents, assisting with identifying placements, and providing supportive services.
We are looking to begin a new cohort of our CareerX mentorship program in early 2023. The application is open to apply to be part of the program, where mentors will work with a former foster youth over a 9-month period, building a rapport and covering everything from career readiness to financial literacy through our pre-designed curriculum. Click on “I want to become a mentor” to view the application.
Make Good Inc has two core programs The Book Foundation and The TAY Shop at The Emporium: Foster Resource & Literacy Center. The mission is to get new books and new essential items into the hands of the most vulnerable youth in Los Angeles County.
The Foster Care Support Foundation (FCSF) provides free clothing, toys, school supplies, sporting equipment, and infant care items to displaced children with ‘basic care per diem’ or comparable SSI (up to $30/day, not counting sibling subsidy or diaper allotment) in qualifying court-placed, abandoned, DFCS, and private agency foster homes, relative care homes, fictive kin, grandparents raising grandchildren (without the biological parent also in the same home), teens who recently aged out of foster care, and foster children in college. Youth age 12 and older can also receive one-on-one mentoring through our Hope 4 Tomorrow Mentoring Program.
Hope 4 Tomorrow (H4T) is a one-on-one mentoring program that pairs displaced youth with an adult member of their community for an initial period of 12 months. H4T was created to provide youth with the stability, life skills, educational tools, and experience needed to become thriving adults. This opportunity is open for people in the Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, Forsyth, Fulton and Gwinnett counties in Georgia.