Community Partners and Resources
PCC Fostering Success works in partnership with the Department of Human Services (DHS) and community providers who provide services to transitioning foster youth. The goal is to make sure foster youth get the support they need to achieve a stable and successful adult life. Check out their programs to learn more.
Since 1966, Impact Northwest (NW) has been a leader in providing individuals of all ages with the skills and resources necessary to achieve success and to advocate for themselves and their communities. Learn more about Impact NW.
Independent Living Program
The Independent Living Program (ILP) helps youth who are, or were, in foster care to become self-sufficient adults. It gives an opportunity to learn valuable skills necessary to make a successful transition from state and Tribal custody to living on your own in the community. Learn more about ILP.
LifeWorks Northwest supports individuals who are working towards a better life. Through their recognized, culturally responsive prevention, mental health and addiction services, their expert team delivers the highest quality individual and group treatment–benefiting children, teens and families, adults, older adults and the community as a whole. Learn more about LifeWorks Northwest.
Native American Youth and Family Center
The Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) Foster Care Support program assists youth and families who are involved with state or tribal foster care systems. They offer services to youth from birth to age 24 as well as their birth and foster parents. Learn more about NAYA.
New Avenues for Youth
New Avenues for Youth supports and advocates for youth that have experienced homelessness. Over time, they have impacted the lives of more than 20,000 individuals through a range of services that address basic needs and safety, provide opportunities for education and career, and help youth achieve self-sufficiency. Learn more about New Avenues for Youth. Transitioning students might also want to learn more about New Avenues’ PDX Youth Connect program.
Oregon Foster Youth Connection
Oregon Foster Youth Connection (OFYC) is a youth led advocacy group of current and former foster youth. OFYC trains and empowers youth to actively participate in the development of policies, programs, and practices that improve the lives of the thousands of kids in foster care. Learn more about OFYC.
More help and support
- Foster Care to Success: Information on other programs that are supporting and advocating for youth in care
- Casey Family Programs: Additional resources
How to support foster youth
- Foster Care & Education Q & A (American Bar Association)
- From Foster Care to College – State Programs Help At-Risk Youth
- College programs provide help for ‘aged out’ foster care students (USA Today)