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Foster Youth & Alumni Resources

  • Foster ACTION Ohio brings together the voices of youth, alumni and allies to create lasting change and generate hope for current and former foster youth, based on access to resources, ally support and alumni expertise.

  • Supporting foster youth reaching for higher education, Ohio Reach improves post-secondary outcomes for foster care youth and alumni through leadership, empowerment, advocacy, research and networking (L.E.A.R.N.)

  • Bridges is a voluntary program available to young adults who left foster care in Ohio at ages 18, 19 or 20 and who are in school, working, participating in an employment program, or have a medical condition that prevents them from going to school or working. The program provides guidance and support as they transition to adulthood.

  • A group-mentoring approach for youth emancipated from foster care.

  • Cuyahoga County has a mentor program called Open Table, designed for young adults aged 18-24, who leave foster care.

  • Youth Pages is a directory created by United Way youth in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, about health issues, drugs and addiction, dealing with violence, student rights, recreation and more.

  • Fill This House is a faith-based organization. By raising funds, purchasing items, and conducting collection drives in the corporate and faith communities, they provide newly emancipated youth with household goods, such as towels, dishes, flatware, bedding, pots and pans, toasters, kitchen utensils and more.

  • It is not an actual place, but rather an idea that all youth will have a place, specifically those youth who have high risks for homelessness and are in transition from leaving the child welfare system or other systems.

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