Hello, young people! Here are a couple of great contacts to help answer questions and resolve issues:

Contact FosterClub's dedicated representative for Oregon at 503-717-1552, or email her.  We can help you find resources to help you transition to adulthood and connect you to leadership opportunities. 

For problems or complaints, contact Oregon's Ombudsman, Darin Mancuso, at 1-855-840-6036 or you can email him.

FREE Education & Career Coaching! 

Want extra help hitting your goals in education or your future career? Looking to connect with other young people who are reaching for success? Oregon youth age 16-26 are eligible for FREE coaching through FosterClub and InsideTrack!  Learn more>

Oregon Youth Transitions Funding 

Transition funds are meant to be short-term support that can make a long-term impact for youth ages 14-23 trying to grow steady and independent in and after foster care. Funds can be used for things like athletic or extra-curricular fees, supplies, automotive repair, and housing start-up kits. Make an Oregon Youth Help Request today to see what might be possible!

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Oregon: Foster Youth Rights

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The website link takes you to foster youth rights in foster care.Read more

Oregon: Foster Care Ombudsman

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Ombudsman is a Swedish word that means "representative" or "agent." Ombudsman or Child Advocates were established within states and/or Child Welfare to investigate complaints, concerns, or violations of children right's while in foster care. Anyone can call the Oregon Ombudsman for any complaints, concerns, or... Read more

Oregon Foster Youth Connection

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The mission of the Oregon Foster Youth Connection (OFYC) is to improve the foster care system through advocacy, activism, and leadership. OFYC is a program of Children First for Oregon (CFFO), is a statewide, youth led, advocacy group of current and former foster youth between... Read more

Oregon Independent Living Program

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The Independent Living Program (ILP) helps youth who are, or were, in foster care to become self-sufficient adults. It gives an opportunity to learn valuable skills necessary to make a successful transition from state or tribal custody to living on your own in the community... Read more

Children & Family Services - Confederate Tribes of Grand Ronde

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The Children & Family Services Program believes that in order for our children to grow and thrive as healthy Indian people, they need to be in safe and healthy environments. Our main goal is to reunify families that have been split apart due to abuse... Read more

Healthcare for Former Foster Youth (FFY).

Did you know that former foster youth have access to free Medicaid after they turn 18 until their 26th birthday? Qualification for FFY to access Medicaid is not dependant on employment or education status. Check out the #Healthcare FFY campaign for more information about this program!

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Webinar: Older Youth Pandemic Relief: State Spotlights- Implementation in Oregon

By dominiquefreeman — May 27, 2021

On May 26th, 2021, FosterClub and Youth Law Center hosted a state spotlight webinar with Child Welfare service providers and advocates focused on implementing the older youth provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act. In this webinar, you... Read more

8 Tips for Getting through the Holidays

By APetite1 — Nov 24, 2020

Let's face it, the holidays can be tough for young people in foster care, and this year perhaps more so than ever. Young people in foster care may feel lonely because they are separated from family or friends, or anxious about being in a different... Read more

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Oregon: Youth Like Me, Who Have Left Foster Care Without Family, Have What It Takes To Succeed, But We Can’t Do It Alone Especially Now

By jaleesasuell — Jul 9, 2020

I spent six years in foster care, and although difficult in many ways, that time during my youth gave me the resilience, passion and drive for the life I have now. I consider myself one of the foster care success stories. But, I can’t imagine if... Read more

FosterClub at Shoulder to Shoulder

By Ashlee — Oct 30, 2018

Ashlee Kauffunger, FosterClub's Oregon Outreach Coordinator and Ashley Foster-French, FosterClub's Training & Education Manager, along with Ellenor, attended the Shoulder to Shoulder in Portland, Oregon. FosterClub shared our... Read more

FosterClub's Halloween Open House

By emilyfish — Oct 25, 2018

Join us for FosterClub's Halloween Open House on Saturday, October 27th from 4:00 - 6:00 PM! We'll be celebrating our 4th Annual Online Auction with food, fun, and more - don't forget to dress up for prizes! For more information, download the flier... Read more