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Empowered.
Supported. Heard.

Foster Success’s mission is to hear, empower, and support teens and young adults transitioning out of foster care on their journey to self-sufficiency.

GET Support

Teens and young adults can access and apply to our Educational Success, Financial Empowerment, Workforce Readiness, or Youth Engagement programs.

GIVE Support

Investing your time or resources provides a gateway to young adults to feel empowered in meeting their personal financial, educational, employment, and advocacy goals.

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Empowering Young People to Self-Sufficiency

Foster Success is the only Indiana nonprofit organization that supports young adults transitioning out of the state’s foster care system.

Our programs and our people empower each young person to create their own journey to self-sufficiency and stability. Foster Success provides support through programs and resources that allow young adults to be educated, housed, financially stable, employed and connected to a support system by their 26th birthday. Through our inclusive work, young adults can thrive and be active participants within their community.

At a Glance:

%

Of the organization’s revenue went directly into programs.

$2.1M

Distributed to young adults with lived experience in foster care last year.

Young adults connected to Foster Success programs and resources.

Our Impact Areas

Foster Success prioritizes the voices of those with lived experience in the foster care system within each strategy and within each program. Our approach supports the whole person. Participants are encouraged to apply, if eligible, to all opportunities of interest.

Educational Success

Foster Success is committed to ensuring that teens and young adults who have experienced foster care achieve educational success. Learn more…

Financial Empowerment

Building a strong financial foundation can be hard – especially when you’ve experienced foster care. Learn more…

Workforce Readiness

The Workforce Readiness Initiative ensures that teens and young adults aging out of foster care have a clear path to good and promising jobs. Learn more…

Health & Well-Being

The Health & Well-Being programs at Foster Success provide holistic resources that strengthen the confidence, knowledge, and abilities of young people so that they can become effective advocates for their own health. 

Youth Engagement

Play an active part in shaping your own future and helping improve the foster care system for others. Learn more…

You are not alone.

Foster Success staff works with hundreds of teens and young adults each year to help them build their network of support.

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Connect.

Foster Success provides a connection to people, programs, services, and resources throughout Indiana and across the country. Many opportunities exist to connect with other young people with lived experiences in foster care.

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Access.

You are provided access to programs to achieve your goals. Additionally, you will have access to Foster Success’s staff, who will guide you towards your short and long-term goals.

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Support.

This is your journey, not ours. You will be supported by Foster Success in your personal journey in obtaining your goals. You will connect with others who will remain a support system to you throughout your life.

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Lead.

Foster Success provides opportunities to grow your leadership skills through programs, advocating for policy and practice, participating in various local and state working groups to increase your voice and the voices of your peers with lived experience.

Foster Success is the only state-wide organization doing this work

We invite you to join us in being part of a support system to our young people by creating a more stable, empowering, and supportive environment.

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