Our mission is to protect the rights of children in poverty and those overcoming abuse and neglect. By delivering free legal services, supportive programs that create pathways to education and jobs, advocacy, and systemic solutions, the Alliance levels the playing field and ensures that children who experience foster care are able to fulfill their potential.
Fostering Change Network (FCN) is a global consulting organization of child welfare specialists, policy analysts, strategic planning professionals, certified, trauma-informed trainers, community outreach specialists and resource development specialists that lead the effort to improving child welfare policy and programming by integrating the alumni “voice” of foster care and adoptee alumni experience into every aspect of its work.
Tipping Point’s Better Futures for Foster Youth initiative provides a path out of poverty and weaves a robust safety net for all transition-aged foster youth in our community. It aims to change policy and systems to help secure stable housing, pursue and persist in higher education, and get better access to the supports and services these youth deserve.
Since 2007, SaintA has provided supportive services to youth exiting out of foster care in Southeastern Wisconsin. In 2017, SaintA received a contract from the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families to significantly expand the program to make services available to every eligible youth, ages 18-21, who has exited, or will be exiting, out of care in Milwaukee County.
Footsteps provides Transitional Living services to youth in the foster care system ages 16 through 21. Youth are offered housing services in a group home setting or an independent apartment setting, based on their life skills and need. All youth are offered assistance with education, employment, mental and physical health, and life skills acquisition.
Youth learn college access information and life skills at this free, four-day summit every June at a Montana post-secondary institution. Youth stay in the dorms, attend classes and experience college life firsthand. In addition, they learn how to build relationships, obtain employment, and manage money. Participants also take home a free laptop to prepare them for transition to independent living.
Today, CYDC provides programs reaching over 1,200 children, youth and their families locally each year. We care for young people who are victims of physical and sexual abuse, neglect and abandonment, as well as providing resources and support to area families at risk of having their children removed from their home.
We are a foster and adoption resource center in Ashland Kentucky. We strive to bring awareness for children in foster care and we can also provide some first needs to foster families. We are also here to assist youth that are aging out of foster care with whatever resources we have available to us.