Our Work

Bridging the divide between policy, practice, and people.

Think of Us takes on strategic projects to Spark, Support, or CoDrive research and development designed to be catalytic, disrupting existing norms in the child welfare system so that lived experience is at the center.

Spark

Catalyzing work that centers lived experience

Support

Partnering with key stakeholders to drive change

CoDrive

Our flagship projects

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.

Spark
Support
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Check for Us: National Outreach Campaign

A nation-wide and state-specific outreach campaign to find and connect former foster youth with COVID-19 relief funding.

Spark
Support
CoDrive
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Aged Out

Youth who age out of foster care experience devastating outcomes, despite increased development of services and supports. In this report we ask, "What are we missing?".

Spark
Support
CoDrive
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Virtual Support Services

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

Spark
Support
CoDrive
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MicroCash Grant COVID-19 Data

Data on 27,000 current and former foster youth who applied for MicroCash grants during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spark
Support
CoDrive
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