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 the well-being of 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 governmental and non-profit organizations in the state that offer services to former foster youth. Locate agencies and organizations who offer services to former foster youth in Florida in the map below.
The Suncoast 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 institutions in the Suncoast region. The purpose of this group is to eliminate barriers that former foster youth encounter as they apply to and pursue postsecondary education.
Monthly conference calls among partners.
Quarterly in person working group meetings on partner campuses in the Tampa Bay area.
In person workshops on the college application process and FAFSA in collaboration with local college access networks.
To be a caring and collaborative community of educational institutions committed to aligning services to serve former foster youth.