YouthWorks Baltimore

YouthWorks connects thousands of young people between the ages of 14 and 21 to summer jobs with private, nonprofit, and city and state government employers throughout Baltimore. Participants work in a variety of industries, and gain basic workforce readiness and career-specific skills.

States: Maryland
Principal City: Baltimore
Services: Employment, Life Skills

The National Crittenton Foundation and the Crittenton Family of Agencies

The National Crittenton Foundation is the national umbrella for the Crittenton family of agencies, providing services and support to girls and young women. Crittenton agencies provide a comprehensive mix of gender & culturally-responsive, trauma-informed, developmentally-appropriate, strength-based services to girls, young women and their families impacted by childhood adversity, violence & trauma.

States: U.S.A. (National), Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia
Principal City: Portland, OR
Services: Clothing, Counseling, Education, Employment, Government Policy, Housing, Life Skills, Mentoring/Coaching, Online Communities

The Martin Pollak Project – Young Adult’s Initiative

The Young Adult’s Initiative Independent Living Program (YAI) is a highly individualized, apartment-based, community-oriented youth development program that works with young men and women between the ages of 16 and 21 who are referred by and transitioning from DSS foster care throughout the state of MD. YAI provides housing, support services and a safe haven that empowers and encourages these...

States: Maryland
Principal City: Baltimore
Services: Employment, Housing, Life Skills

Stars Training Academy

Stars Training Academy, a division of Stars Behavioral Health Group, collaborates with community agencies across North America to provide enriched training and customized consultation to achieve high fidelity and sustainable implementation of evidence-supported and evidence-based practices. The Stars Training Academy serves as the purveyor of the Transition to Independence Process (TIP) Model.

States: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Principal City: Long Beach, CA
Services: Counseling, Education

PCs for People

PCs for People provides affordable computers and low-cost internet eligible individuals and nonprofits. To receive technology and services from PCs for People, a potential recipient must be below the 200% poverty level or be currently enrolled in an income-based government assistance program, which includes foster care.  

States: Colorado, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio
Principal City: Six locations
Services: Household Supplies

HomeSweetHome Foundation

HomeSweetHome Foundations’ mission is to transition aged-out foster youth and at-risk youth between ages 16-26 into adulthood by providing housing, financial literacy, mental health aid and connection to resources.

States: Maryland
Principal City: Hagerstown
Services: Finances, Housing, Life Skills, Mental Health


Fosterpreneur offers foster care youth and alumni great opportunities to work and make entrepreneurial/ career dreams a reality. We offer employment opportunities, the chance to build workplace skills, training on how to manage money and save, counseling to develop a plan for building a career and connections to jobs and education opportunities to help get there.

States: Maryland
Principal City: Baltimore
Services: Education, Employment, Finances

Fostering Change Network Foundation

The Fostering Change Network Foundation (FCN Foundation) is a nonprofit organization with a mission of providing alumni of the foster care system ages 25 and over with resources that will support their personal and professional development and endeavors within the child welfare and social enterprise fields.

States: Maryland
Principal City: Largo
Services: Advocacy, Employment, Finances

EDSI (Educational Data Systems, Inc.)

EDSI (Educational Data Systems, Inc.) is a national workforce development, talent solutions and consulting company with a passion for helping people and companies in transition. EDSI works with regions, employers and jobseekers to overcome their most challenging obstacles.

States: Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania
Principal City: Detroit
Services: Education, Employment

Comfort Cases – Scholarship Program

In 2015, Comfort Cases began awarding scholarships to support youth in foster care attending college. Each scholarship will provide tuition assistance tograduating high school seniors enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program. According to the most recent research, less than 3% of youth in foster care graduate from college. The Comfort Cases community is committed to changing that number. Education opens...

States: Maryland
Principal City: Rockville
Services: Education