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The challenges facing foster youth are real. Many can face mental and physical challenges, lack stability at home and in school, struggle to keep pace academically with their peers, and continue to face challenges in adulthood.

Seattle Rep has partnered with local organizations that provide support for families in the foster care system and at-risk youth. Below is a list of some of these organizations. We hope this list serves as a valuable resource for you and anyone you may know who is looking for support or opportunities to get involved.

Amara

Amara works to ensure that every child in foster care has the love, support, and comfort of a committed family – as quickly as possible, and for as long as they need.

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Casey Organization

Casey Family Programs is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Our mission is to provide and improve – and ultimately prevent the need for – foster care.

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Center for Children and Youth Justice

CCYJ’s mission is to advance justice for and enhance the lives of children and youth through juvenile justice, child welfare, and related systems reform.

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Child Haven

Our mission is to end the cycle of child abuse and neglect forever by healing its youngest victims with scientifically proven therapeutic care, preparing them to be successful learners, supporting their families, and laying the foundation for lifelong loving relationships.

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College Success Foundation

The mission of College Success Foundation is to provide a unique integrated system of supports and scholarships to inspire underserved low-income students to finish high school, graduate from college, and succeed in life.

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Families Like Ours

The mission of Families Like Ours is to overcome barriers for ALL families. We achieve this through strong individual family and youth advocacy, a continuum of family support, community outreach and education.

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Foster Care to Success

Foster Care to Success provides scholarships and other resources to foster youth attending college.

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iFoster

iFoster is a national organization which connects the foster community (parents and youth alike) with the resources they need to succeed – like jobs, technology, online digital storage of important documents, and more.

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Independence Living Program

This program helps foster youth learn how to find a job, get housing, create a budget, navigate the financial aid maze, and successfully get into college.

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King County Dependency CASA Program – Seattle

CASA Seattle makes sure every child who needs a court appointed special advocate (CASA) gets one.

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Mockingbird

Our mission is to improve foster care and end youth homelessness. Our vision is for all young people to reach adulthood healthy, supported, and with full opportunity to thrive in life.

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Sleep Train

Sleep Train conducts Donation Drives at their different locations to help children in the Foster Care System. Currently, they are holding a Pajama Drive through April 24, 2016.

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