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.

Impact Northwest

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

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.
Additional Resources

More help and support

How to support foster youth

Oregon Financial Aid and Grants

PCC Fostering Success

PCC Fostering Success

Promoting awareness, advocacy, and support for students who have been in foster care.