Foster Care to Success is an expert in helping foster youth. We've been doing it for over 30 years. We invite you to share in our knowledge.
The U.S. foster care system was designed to temporarily protect and nurture children whose parents are unable or unwilling to care for them, until those parents become stronger, healthier and in a position to provide a safe loving home for their children. Sadly, too many children spend years in “the system,” moving from foster home to group home to foster home, and from one school district to another. As a community we cannot fix their broken foundation, but we can help raise them to firm ground with understanding support based on proven best practices, nonjudgmental guidance and critical resources. Learn more about the challenges foster youth face and the ways we can improve their futures.
We provide a list of resources for those involved directly in the foster system, from national nonprofit groups to government agencies, local CASA contacts, child welfare agencies and more.
How many young people are in foster care? How much is being spent on child welfare? How are individual states performing when it comes to finding stable placements for foster youth? Here are some major studies and state and local data on the foster system and those involved.
Looking for more info or support? Here is a comprehensive list of national and state groups working at the forefront of foster care, education and child/family welfare issues. Also included is a list of social networking sites, online forums, and other organizations to help you get involved in the foster care community.