Resources

State of Pennsylvania
Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care http://www.pewfostercare.org/
City of Philadelphia
cap4kids.org http://www.cap4kids.org/philadelphia/
Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) http://www.cwla.org/
The nations oldest and largest organization devoted entirely to the well-being of America's vulnerable children and their families.
Foster Care Connection http://www.fostercare.net/
Features information, articles, application questions, forms, links, opportunities to connect with other parents, and more.
FosterClub http://www.fosterclub.com/
National networking site for children in foster care.
Heart Gallery Philadelphia http://www.heartgalleryphiladelphia.org/
Juvenile Law Center http://www.jlc.org/
Ensures that the child welfare, juvenile justice and other public systems provide vulnerable children with the protection and services they need to become happy, healthy and productive adults.
Philadelphia Department of Human Services http://phila.gov/dhs/
Support Center for Child Advocates http://www.advokid.org/
Transition Club http://www.transition.fosterclub.com/
If you are starting to think about life after foster care, then FosterClub's Transition Club can help you get ready for success.
Child Welfare
Annie E. Casey Foundation http://www.aecf.org/
The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today's vulnerable children and families.
Casey Family Programs http://www.casey.org/
Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago http://www.chapinhall.org/
Child Advocacy http://www.childadvocacy.com/
Children's Rights http://www.childrensrights.org/
Current or Former Foster Youth
The Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative http://www.jimcaseyyouth.org/
A national foundation whose mission is to help youth in foster care make successful transitions to adulthood.
Volunteer Resources
United Way of Southeastern PA http://www.uwsepa.org/
VolunteerMatch http://www.volunteermatch.org/
Foster Care
Aging Out http://www.pbs.org/wnet/agingout
PBS documentary that follows young people as they exit foster care and try to make their way on their own.
American Foster Care Resources (AFCR) http://www.afcr.com/
Nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation dedicated to the research, development, and production of informational and educational resources for and about family foster care.
Foster Care & Adoptive Community (FCAC) http://www.fosterparents.com/
Offers training and information sharing between foster and adoptive families, and all other professions working with abused and neglected children.
Foster Parent Community http://www.wgn.net/~barbara
Giving worldwide foster parents information, articles, resources, networking and issues regarding at risk children.
FosterClub http://www.fosterclub.com/
National networking site for children in foster care.
FosterParenting.com http://www.fosterparenting.com/
Information on becoming a foster parent, types of foster care, parent and child concerns, money considerations, and more.
National Foster Care Month http://www.fostercaremonth.org/
Information about the annual National Foster Care Month held each year in May. Includes event calendar, media kit, success stories, and ways to get involved.
National Foster Parent Association http://www.nfpainc.org/
A nonprofit agency striving to support foster parents and to be a strong voice on behalf of all children.