• Chapin Hall – research and policy center, focused on a mission of improving the well-being of children and youth, families, and their communities.

  • Aging Out of the Foster Care System to Adulthood: Findings, Challenges, and Recommendations

  • Helping Children Aging Out of Foster Care Prepare for Independence{ADE21AE6-4279-4286-890C-B14BE140AE32}

Foster Care/Aging Out Information:

  • Child Welfare/Foster Care Statistics – These resources provide State and national data on the number of children in the child welfare system, trends in foster care caseloads, and well-being outcomes.

  • The Children’s Bureau statistics– partners with federal, state, tribal and local agencies to improve the overall health and well-being of our nation’s children and families

Other Organizations:

  • Possibility Project in NY – a nationally recognized nonprofit organization operating three programs for youth in New York City.

  • Lighthouse Youth Services – a multiservice agency providing social services to children, youth and families in southwestern Ohio.

  • Covenant House– largest privately funded charity in the Americas providing loving care and vital services to homeless, abandoned, abused, trafficked, and exploited youth.

  • Forever Family– Forever Family news stories and on-air promotions highlight children in foster care who are searching for adoptive families, teens ‘aging out’ of foster care, and issues relating to the American foster care system.

  • The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute–  non-profit organization that works to raise awareness about the needs of children without families and to remove policy barriers that hinder children from knowing the love and support a family provides.

  • Children Uniting Nations– a proactive non-profit organization created to bring attention to the plight of at-risk and foster youth.

Youth Driven Organizations for Foster Care:

  • Florida Youth SHINE– a youth run, peer driven organization that empowers current and former foster youth to become leaders and advocates within their communities.

  • Represent Magazine – a quarterly magazine founded in 1993*, provides a voice for youth in foster care.

  • Foster Care Alumni of America – a national non-profit association that has been founded and is led by alumni of the foster care system.

  • Oregon Foster Youth Connection– a program of Children First for Oregon (CFFO),it  is a statewide, youth led, advocacy group of current and former foster youth between 14 – 25 years of age.

Foster Youth Resources:

  • A national network for youth in foster care as well as foster alumni, success stories, helpful information about the foster care system, mentoring programs, and advocacy and policy initiatives.