Support for Foster/Adoptive Youth
Friends of Children of Foster Care
The Friends of Children in Foster Care program (a program operated by IFAPA) provides foster children with the funds they need for those special "extras" in life which they would otherwise not receive. Some items this program has been able to help Iowa foster children obtain include music instruments, summer camps, school trips and senior pictures. LEARN MORE
Spread Your Wings Program
Families Helping Families of Iowa has created a program to help fund activities for children in foster care, relative placement or suitable other placement. Some items this program has been able to help is tutoring, gymnastics, music instruments, music lessons, martial arts, swimming lessons, art classes/camps, sports, etc. LEARN MORE
AMP (Achieving Maximum Potential)
AMP is a youth-driven, statewide group that seeks to unleash the full potential for personal growth among foster and adoptive children in Iowa. AMP offers leadership opportunities, service learning projects, speaking opportunities, and educational/vocational assistance. AMP also provides the life skills youth need to become self-sufficient, independent adults.
Court Appointed Special Advocates
The Iowa Court Appointed Special Advocate Program is a state-funded program that recruits, trains, and supervises adult volunteers to represent the best interests of children in certain abuse and neglect cases. LEARN MORE
Transitioning Youth to Adulthood
For a list of resources to assist youth aging out of the foster care system and to find scholarship opportunities, check out our web page Transitioning Youth to Adulthood.
Online Networking for Foster & Adoptive Youth
Foster Club is the national network for young people in foster care. Foster Club is a peer support network which opens the way for young people to transforms their own lives.
Foster Care Alumni of America
The mission of Foster Care Alumni of America is to connect the alumni community and to transform policy and practice, ensuring opportunity for people in and from foster care.