Whether you want to connect with other foster youth, find information about financial and other types of available support or read stories written by your peers in care.
Here are some great places to start:
Since 1999, YVLifeSet has helped provide the most vulnerable young people with the support they need to realize their own amazing potential. YVLifeSet has been refined and tested and refined some more, but it all begins with one simple tenet: “We believe in the potential of every single kid to become an incredible adult.” Learn more about YVLifeSet.
Foster Care Alumni of America
A national nonprofit association that has been founded and isled by alumni of the foster care system. FCAA provides opportunities for alumni to know each other, to share support and information, and to become an extended family for each other. Learn more about Foster Care Alumni of America.
Foster Care to Success
A Foster Care to Success provides information, advice, support and funding to foster youth, helping them to navigate the transition from care to adulthood through education. Learn more about Foster Care to Success.
The national network of young people in foster care, FosterClub provides a means for young people to connect in a safe, monitored environment. The website also serves as a hub of information relating to foster care, including articles, Q&As, message boards, contests, discussion of foster care topics, and even biographies of famous people who grew up in care. Learn more about FosterClub.
Foster Youth in Action
Foster Youth in Action trains and empowers foster youth to be strong leaders who advocate for their interests while actively improving the foster care system at both the state and national levels. Learn more about Foster Youth in Action.
A Home Within
A Home Within is a national network of volunteer mental health professionals who provide free private therapy for the emotional needs of foster children. Learn more about A Home Within.
Represent: The Voice of Youth in Care
The youth-written stories in Represent give inspiration and information to teens in foster care while offering staff insight into those teens’ struggles. Learn more about Represent: The Voice of Youth in Care.
Ready To Succeed
Ready To Succeed helps students who are underrepresented or have experienced time in the foster care system expand their opportunities and create meaningful pathways to success. Learn more about Ready to Succeed.