Resources

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.
Types: Foster Care
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.
Types: Foster Care
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.
Types: Child Welfare
cap4kids.org http://www.cap4kids.org/philadelphia/
Types: City of Philadelphia
Casey Family Programs http://www.casey.org/
Types: Child Welfare
Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago http://www.chapinhall.org/
Types: Child Welfare
Child Advocacy http://www.childadvocacy.com/
Types: Child Welfare
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.
Types: City of Philadelphia
Children's Rights http://www.childrensrights.org/
Types: Child Welfare
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.
Types: Foster Care
Foster Care Connection http://www.fostercare.net/
Features information, articles, application questions, forms, links, opportunities to connect with other parents, and more.
Types: City of Philadelphia
Foster Parent Community http://www.wgn.net/~barbara
Giving worldwide foster parents information, articles, resources, networking and issues regarding at risk children.
Types: Foster Care
FosterClub http://www.fosterclub.com/
National networking site for children in foster care.
Types: City of Philadelphia, Types: 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.
Types: Foster Care
Heart Gallery Philadelphia http://www.heartgalleryphiladelphia.org/
Types: City of Philadelphia
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.
Types: City of Philadelphia
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.
Types: Foster Care
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.
Types: Foster Care
Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care http://www.pewfostercare.org/
Types: State of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Department of Human Services http://phila.gov/dhs/
Types: City of Philadelphia
Support Center for Child Advocates http://www.advokid.org/
Types: City of Philadelphia
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.
Types: Current or Former Foster Youth
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.
Types: City of Philadelphia
United Way of Southeastern PA http://www.uwsepa.org/
Types: Volunteer Resources
VolunteerMatch http://www.volunteermatch.org/
Types: Volunteer Resources