The Purple Project

The Purple Project has devoted its energy to passionately advocating, and providing services for those foster youth who are on the path to transitioning out (aging out) of foster care, and for those who have already transitioned. Our mission is to assist those youth and young adults who have or will transition (age out) of the foster care system with…

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We Care We Share Ministries – My House

We Care We Share Ministries’ My House is a program that provides transitional housing for males, 18-25 years old that have “aged-out” of the foster care system. The housing is in a large manor home in South Lorain, Ohio. Rooms are leased at a reasonable rate from monthly to two years, with exceptions for extensions allowed.

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What the Waffle

What the Waffle is a social enterprise (restaurant), providing work readiness skills and employment to females who have aged out of foster care to ensure they have the skills and access to resources to reach their full potential in life . When we profit, society profits.

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Foster Action Ohio

Ohio foster care youth, alumni and allies are currently working to collect and share resources to support foster care youth and alumni in need of services. Our goal is for youth throughout Ohio to know their rights, and to be better informed of local and statewide resources to support and prepare them during their transition from foster care to adulthood.

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The Way Station

Our Jobs READY-SET-GO program is a free hands-on course that helps participants become job ready. This program offers a unique solution to poverty and joblessness in our community and helps those who are struggling to find and keep employment.

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Starting Strong

In 2018, Fostering Further began partnering with Licking County Job and Family Services to mentor young people who were aging out of foster care, which led to the Starting Strong programs. These programs are designed specifically to support youth as they navigate the challenges of transitioning from foster care into their adult lives.

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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.  

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One Step at a Time Lake County

Our mission is to provide safe housing and wrap around support for young adults transitioning from foster care to  successfully navigate the steps to becoming independent, self-supporting, adults. One Step at a Time Lake County will help young adults, ages 18-23 years old, navigate all of the steps to becoming self supporting adults by securing, safe and  stable transitional housing. We will…

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