Foster care is a pipeline to -

Lived experience matters.

Untapped wisdom comes from asking people what they need. All solutions must start there.

When we center lived experience, the conversation changes.

Our Away From Home report surfaces unprecedented data that reveals widespread negligence and abuse in group homes.

We’re working to transform the nation’s foster care system and improve outcomes for the millions of children and families it impacts each year. Led and guided by people with lived experience, we partner with leaders and practitioners across the country to create and implement disruptive, scalable solutions and policy reforms.

Our work and impact

Away From Home

An in-depth report on the experiences and perspectives of young people who have recently lived in institutional placements in foster care.


Virtual Support Services

Virtual support to bridge the gap between the needs of foster youth and families and community resources.


The latest from Think of Us

October 17, 2022

Sixto Cancel, CEO & Founder,Think of Us | 2022 Concordia Annual Summit

2022 Concordia Annual Summit

Remarks: Sixto Cancel, CEO & Founder,Think of Us | 2022 Concordia Annual Summit

Centre for Lived Experience
September 9, 2022

Trauma Responsiveness in Participatory Research

Sarah Fathallah

Research can be a site of harm and trauma for both participants and researchers. How can we be trauma-responsive in our research practices?

Centre for Lived Experience
September 1, 2022

Fostering Hope, Driving Change - Think of Us & Sixto Cancel

Jena Lynch

Using technology to forge critical human connections may seem counter-intuitive, but the innovative and life-changing work Think of Us is driving in the US foster care system is doing exactly that!