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Foster Youth & Alumni Hub

Overview

Adoption Network Cleveland: The Ohio Family Connection is committed to supporting youth currently in foster care and those who have aged out of the foster care system. Currently, there are approximately 2,000 children and youth in foster care in Cuyahoga County, with 500+ in the permanent custody of the county and awaiting a permanent family.

The Foster Youth & Alumni Hub supports youth/teens in permanent custody (those whose parents’ parental rights have been terminated) by providing them with life skills and preparing them for adoption and/or adulthood. It also works with youth who have aged out of foster care to provide support around safely and effectively reconnecting with birth family members if desired. Finally, it provides mediation services for cases with multiple placement options in order to preserve family connections for the youth.

Adoption Network Cleveland provides resources, from our organization and the community, that can be helpful for youth in foster care and alumni as well as offering guidance, support, and specific services.

These services include:

For more information

Contact Donikea Austin, Youth Services Program Coordinator at donikea.austin@adoptionnetwork.org or (216) 482-2334.

Foster Youth & Alumni Calendar

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
7:00 pm9:00 pm
Mentor Baptist Church, 7500 Johnnycake Ridge Rd., Mentor, Ohio 44060

Thursday, March 28, 2019
5:30 pm8:30 pm
Adoption Network Cleveland, 4614 Prospect Av E #550, Cleveland, OH 44103

Thursday, April 4, 2019
4:30 pm6:30 pm
Maple Heights Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 5225 Library Lane, Cleveland

Thursday, April 4, 2019
7:00 pm9:00 pm
West Shore Unitarian Church, 20401 Hilliard Drive, Rocky River, Ohio 44116

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
4:30 pm6:30 pm
Maple Heights Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 5225 Library Lane, Cleveland

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
7:00 pm9:00 pm
Columbus Metropolitan Library (Karl Rd. Branch), 5590 Karl Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
7:00 pm9:00 pm
MedPoint Health Center, 650 Graham Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221

Thursday, April 18, 2019
7:00 pm9:00 pm
Church of the Saviour, 2537 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118

Our Impact This Year (Oct. 2018-Sept. 2019)

  • People Served

    508

  • Volunteer Hours

    522

  • Donors and Members

    437

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