MentalHealth.gov is a great website that helps to decrease the stigma associated with mental health issues.
The groups listed below range in focus from higher education and career choices to daily living experiences and experiences in the child welfare system. Continue reading below, and find the one that is right for you!
Foster Club provides great online forums and boards for youth and alumni of care to have conversations and discover new options.
MYOI (Michigan Youth Opporutnities Initiative) is a partnership between the Michigan Department of Human Services, the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, the Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency, and many other local community partners. MYOI's goal is to ensure that young people in foster care have successful outcomes in housing, education, employment, community engagement and health.
Represent Magazine is the voice of youth in care. Their articles offer a wide variety of topics, and are written by youth and alumni of care. Go to the website and start reading and join the discussion.
Fostering Success Michigan is a program of Educate Tomorrow that aims to increase access and success in higher education and post-college careers for youth with experience in foster care. Learn how you can contribute to building a holistic network that insulates (i.e., strengthens protective factors and reduces risks) the education to career "pipeline."Make a Donation