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Foster Youth & Alumni

Learn Foster Care Facts

Your rights in Foster Care

If you feel your rights are being violated, contact a caseworker, attorney, or foster parent immediately.

Contact your Caseworker

Contact your Caseworker at a local DHS County Office or use this on-line search to find a phone number and email address.

Here are some helpful questions and answers about foster care

  • Entering Foster Care
  • Foster Parents
  • Foster Care Plans
  • School, Legal, Jobs
  • And a lot more
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Questions About Independent Living

Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative (MYOI)

(Formerly Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative)

Key Components of MYOI

Independent Living Services

Contact your Independent Living Services Coordinator

Casey Life Skills Assessment

Here you will find free and easy to use tools that help young people prepare for adulthood.

Programs Mentoring and Message Boards

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Mentor Michigan

The Mentor Michigan Directory will help you find the mentoring programs in your area.

Mentoring Stories

Though each mentoring story is different, they are all inspiring. These stories detail how mentoring has a profound impact not only on mentees, but also mentors.

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The national network for Foster Youth in Foster Care. Each week, a new question is posted at FosterClub. It's your chance to speak out on issues effecting youth in Foster Care.

Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative

Check this site regularly for new and interesting stories about Michigan youth and activities, as well as youth around the country.