There is no one-size-fits-all formula for navigating foster care and adulthood, but the right information and expert advice can help.
Below are six online resources, recommended by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Child Welfare Strategy Group, aimed at helping foster youth better understand their circumstances and better prepare for life after care.
Every Kid Needs a Family: Advice to My Younger Self
A short video clip featuring men and women sharing what they learned from their experiences in foster care.
The Keys to Your Financial Future
A comprehensive — and free — course from the Foundation's Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative designed to help youth make smarter financial decisions post-foster care.
A national youth network that supplies tools, training and support to young people in foster care so that they can build a brighter future for themselves and the foster care system.
A quarterly magazine packed with inspiring and informational stories penned by youth in foster care.
Youth in Out-of-Home Care
A website dedicated to aiding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people in out-of-home care. The page links LGBTQ youth to state and national support, a legal assistance hotline, a rundown of their basic rights and more.
Resources for Youth in Transition
A roundup of websites devoted to supporting youth who are exiting out-of-home care.