Support

Check out our most current opportunities for support and engagement.
Think of Us does not provide direct services. We connect people impacted by foster care with supports provided by and in collaboration with our partners.

#CheckforUs

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.

Virtual Support Services

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.

Mental Health Coaching

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.

Support Groups

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

Child Welfare COVID-19 Command Center

This virtual Command Center provides guidance and resources for foster care individuals and organizations affected by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Current & Former Foster Youth MicroCash Grants

Applications for MicroCash Grants for current and former foster youth impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are now closed.

You can check your grant status HERE or email virtualservices@thinkof-us.org

CA Caregiver MicroCash Grants

Applications for MicroCash Grants for California kinship caregivers are now closed.

Applicants will be notified of status by 8/30/2021.

Opportunities & Engagement for Young People

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),
email hello@thinkof-us.org.