The Foster Success Basic Needs program supports young people as they navigate the transition to adulthood. The Basic Needs program provides 1:1 referrals and real connections to community resources including, but not limited to: Housing, Financial Support, Food, Hygiene Items, Transportation, Medical & Health Needs, and Self-Advocacy. Foster Success walks alongside young people to ensure they get the resources they need and helps them access and build long term support networks on their own.
The three pillars of the Basic Needs program are Solve, Support, Sustain.
This pillar solves the immediate emergency that needs attention. This may be eviction, homelessness, childcare needs, transportation support, and much more. Foster Success can administer up to $500 to a young person to alleviate their current emergency.
This pillar dives deeper into the cause of the emergency. For example, is someone late on rent because of low wages, no childcare, or unforeseen circumstances? By taking the time to work with young people to solve the bigger issues, the Basic Needs Coordinator can navigate them to resources within Foster Success and in their community.
Lastly, the Basic Needs Coordinator will work with colleagues within Foster Success to guide young people in accessing education programs to get a degree or credential, enrolling in workforce programs to upskill or find better-paying jobs, or engaging with financial empowerment programs to learn how to manage finances and get access to financial guidance and resources.
*When applicable, we will work with your IL or OYS Providers to access needed resources.
Call/text, or schedule an in-person or virtual meeting with one of our staff. We will support you in accessing resources and connecting with people in your community.
The Foster Success Emergency Assistance Fund was created to support Indiana teens and young adults transitioning out of foster care who are struggling with financial hardships and unexpected expenses.
The Basic Needs program provides 1:1 referrals and real connections to community resources including, but not limited to: Housing, Financial Support, Food, Hygiene Items, Transportation, Medical & Health Needs, and Self-Advocacy.
We are here to help you track down documents you will need throughout your life. Those may include birth certificates, social security cards, health insurance cards/info, previous medical records, immunization records, medications name, family medical histories, and diplomas or trade certificates.