Think of Us confronts the most challenging problems in child welfare, integrating individuals with Lived Experience into the process every step of the way. We are committed to this critical work until every person who has been touched by the foster care system has the conditions they need to Heal, Develop, and Thrive.
There is a real human cost to the gap between the goals of the child welfare system and its outcomes. Join Think Think of Us in reimagining a system that centers Lived Experience.
Replicating micro-level, fragmented solutions is not sufficient to solve systemic problems. Think Of Us is connected and respected across the child welfare ecosystem. We leverage never-before-seen engagement of current and former foster youth with technology, data, and partnerships to pioneer strategies that generate systemic change in child welfare.
The youth and families impacted by foster care can’t wait any longer. 7.9 million children were involved in a child welfare investigation in 2019 and, at any given moment, approximately 450,000 young people are in foster care. While the full scope of the impact of child welfare cannot be known, our work impacts millions of children, birth families, kinship caregivers, and beyond.
We can create a system that – instead of perpetuating the challenges in our society – is creating opportunity and giving the millions touched by the system the conditions they need to Heal, Develop, and Thrive.