Young adults from foster care are the experts of their own experiences, needs, and goals.
Youth-adult partnerships are required for successful long-term outcomes for youth leaving foster care.
Supportive relationships, both professional and personal, are required for well-being for youth leaving foster care.
Community collaboration is required for sustainable strategies that promote well-being for youth leaving foster care.
State & Local Resources for Former Foster Youth
There are many local governmental and non-profit organizations in the state that offer services to former foster youth. This listing is always being expanded and if your organization would like to be added please contact us directly.
Regional Foster Youth & Higher Education Network
The SR-FYHE network is a partnership between local non-profits that serve youth aged 16-28 and educational insituions in the Suncoast region. The purpose of this group is to eliminate barriers that former foster youth encounter as they apply to and pursue post secondary education.
Monthly conference calls among partners.
Quarterly in person workgroup meetings on partner campuses in the Tampa Bay Area.
In-person workshops on the college application process and FAFSA given at local group homes for youth and their foster parents in collaboration with local LCAN’s.
To be a caring and collaborative community of educational institutions committed to serving former foster youth.