Most states are providing between $500 - $2,000 for current & former foster youth.
Sign up at www.checkforus.org to find out what your state is doing! Hurry - the deadline is September 30, 2021.
We help young people and caregivers get access to resources - fast.
Visit Virtual Support Services to connect with a personal assistant and find resource info for food, housing, employment, employment, education, self-advocacy, and health.
We’ve partnered with MindRight to offer current and former foster youth (ages 13-25) trial of text-message-based mental health coaching services. MindRight will work to match you with a coach you are comfortable with - providing a culturally responsive, judgement-free zone where you can get meaningful mental health support.
It’s easy to enroll - text “HELLO” to 886-886. When asked for a referral code, text “COVID19TOU”. Slots are limited to the first 400 people who sign up, so apply as soon as possible.
We’ve partnered with Pace to provide virtual mental health support groups - because we’re all going through something. Resource parents/kinship caregivers, young parents with lived experience in foster care and youth with lived experience in foster care can be a part of small groups, handpicked for your life and led by amazing facilitators.
Register Here: https://pace.group/thinkofus
This virtual Command Center provides guidance and resources for foster care individuals and organizations affected by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Applications for MicroCash Grants for California kinship caregivers are now closed.
Applicants will be notified of status by 10/11/2021.
On Saturday, December 11th join the Level Up Conference, a FREE one-day virtual life conference for young people aging out of foster care, that will include Keynote Speakers, Panel Discussions, and Workshops on the following categories:
Those interested can already sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/167325921335
Partners often come to us looking for the foster youth or alumni perspective. Check back often for paid and unpaid opportunities or apply here for opportunities design and inform research critical to our community.
If you wish to post your opportunity here (or have it circulated via our youth mailing list),