Our Portfolio

Catalytic projects driven by lived experience.

Featured Projects

We work in partnership across research and data, service delivery, and state and federal policy to improve outcomes for youth and families interacting with the child welfare system. The projects below each demonstrate the impact of engaging lived-experts in the process of creating solutions and reforms to impact generations to come.

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.


Full Portfolio

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.


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?".


LA County Quarantine Housing

Redesigning the LA County quarantine housing program for foster youth as an immediate response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


MicroCash Grant COVID-19 Data

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


Federal Engagement: White House

Proximate Policy: working with the Administration to target issues that impact child welfare, youth, and families.


Foster Youth to Independence Initiative Housing Vouchers

Streamlining processes for foster youth to obtain federal housing vouchers to help them achieve housing stability.


Federal Engagement: Children's Bureau

Working with the Children’s Bureau to shape regulation, oversight, and priorities for the child welfare system.


Federal Engagement: U.S. Congress

Working with Congress to target issues that impact child welfare, youth, and families.


The Lived Experience Engine

The largest community of people with lived experience in child welfare that can be engaged and mobilized at critical moments for systems change.