Dedicated to ensuring all children in the New York foster care system exit to permanent, supportive and loving families.

We Believe

We believe that the most critical priority for children and youth in foster care is a lifelong, permanent and loving family. Having spoken to many young people in care and adults who work tirelessly to support them, we understand that "permanent family" can take many forms. We are working on initiatives to develop lifelong adult commitments for youth in foster care and those aging out of care, as well as provide support to these relationships to ensure they can endure and thrive. 

New Grants

Improving Permanency Outcomes in New York State Counties

The Redlich Horwitz Foundation has awarded five New York State Counties planning grants to support the improvement of permanency outcomes for youth in foster care.

You Gotta Believe Agency Partnerships

You Gotta Believe is partnering with agencies Good Shepherd Services, Graham Windham, HeartShare St. Vincent's Services and Leake & Watts to connect more teens and young adults with family support systems.

A Home Away from Home: Diagnosing Challenges and Potential Solutions for Recruiting, Supporting and Retaining Foster and Adoptive Parents to Improve Child Well-Being in New York City 

This program is the result of a partnership with NYC Administration for Children's Services, Public Catalyst, Action Research Partners, and funded by a collaboration of foundations including Hilton Foundation, Pinkerton Foundation, the Warner Fund, and Casey Family Programs.

Permanency Pact Initiative 

A collaborative effort of Catholic Guardians, Good Shepherd Services, Heartshare St. Vincent's, and You Gotta Believe to connect older teens in foster care with caring adults who pledge to provide lifelong guidance and support. 


News & Events

New Feature: Weekly Foster Care & Child Welfare News Round-Up
…read here 

The Fostering Youth Success Alliance (FYSA) hosted a successful Advocacy Day on February 2, 2016, encouraging legislation to expand its support for the Foster Youth College Success Initiative

Watch Jessica Maxwell from Children's Aid Society and Kari Siddiqui from the Schuyler Center discuss the Foster Youth College Success Initiative on Capital Tonight.

Announcing YTFG's Newest Publication: Investing to Improve the Well-Being of Vulnerable Youth and Young Adults

Click here for more information and links to the publication with corresponding video 

RH Foundation was proud to support a Permanency Summit 

The summit brought together New York State’s ten largest counties to brainstorm and plan ways to improve outcomes for youth in foster care.

We are hiring!

New York State Foster Care Advocacy Director
… learn more 

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