CASA’s Milton Foster Children’s Fund provides unduplicated resources for foster children, ages 0-21, to give them a sense of normalcy in a situation that is anything but normal. Resources may include financial support for unmet needs and activities, life-skills workshops such as budgeting, self-care, and nutrition, and access to free clothing and accessories through The Hanger, a project within Milton Foster.
Our program is great because of the children we serve and the incredible volunteers who work tirelessly to ensure each child’s unique needs are met. Through them, we are inspired to do more for foster youth in this community who have experienced trauma, chaos, and instability for much of their lives through no fault of their own.
Program needs include a laptop for teen workshops with peripheral components (i.e. speakers, microphone, etc.), new toiletries, gift cards, and adult volunteers to teach life-skills classes.
Foster youth who emancipate from the child welfare system are more than twice as likely to be homeless, unemployed, drug addicted, trafficked, or incarcerated.
“This funding helped my child gain friendships at camp and have consistency of care during a time of transition between foster homes. He loved attending camp! . . . Thank you for supporting kids in foster care.” — L. C., Foster Mom