The Foster Success Basic Needs program was created to support Indiana teens and young adults transitioning out of foster care who are struggling with any basic needs including housing, utilities, transportation, employment, and health care connections. We will help you navigate all the resources available to you.

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To be eligible, applicants must

  • Be between the ages of 14-25
  • Have spent at least one day in the Indiana foster care system on or after their 14th birthday

The three pillars of the Basic Needs program are Solve, Support, and Sustain.

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Solve

First, our Basic Needs Coordinator will work to solve the immediate emergency that needs attention. This may be eviction, homelessness, childcare, transportation, and much more. Foster Success can administer up to $500 to a young person to alleviate their current emergency.

 

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Support

Then, our Basic Needs Coordinator will dive deeper into the cause of the emergency. For example, is the young person late on rent due to low wages, no childcare, or other unforeseen circumstances? By taking the time to work with young people to solve the bigger issues, the we can direct them to resources at Foster Success and in their community.

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Sustain

Lastly, the Basic Needs Coordinator will work with colleagues at Foster Success to guide the young person 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.

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Basic Needs Support is made possible by Zotec, Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority, and the Indiana Department of Health.

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Questions? Contact Andrea Stokes, Basic Needs Coordinator

andrea@fostersuccess.org  •  463-724-9653

Basic Needs

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.

Vital Documents

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.

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