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Changing The System One Life At a Time

The New Foster Care's vision is to positively CHANGE a child's trajectory, CHANGE their life, CHANGE the system; create a NEW Foster Care.

Our Mission

The New Foster Care's mission is to make a transformative change in the Michigan foster care system and a measurable and meaningful impact in the lives of children who have experienced foster care by:

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Providing direct service programs that change the trajectory of youth with experience in foster care

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Partnering with the State and local agencies to develop, fund, and implement innovative pilot programs

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Researching and advancing policy and  legislative action in the best interests of Michigan's children 

Youth with Experience in Foster Care

A Population in Crisis

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State of Michigan

By the age of 21, youth with experience in foster care face the following challenges

52%

Only

Have a full or part time job

Our Story

The New Foster Care (TNFC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based out of Oakland County, launched in 2016. Our focus is to 1) assist young people with experience in foster care to positively change the trajectory of their lives; and 2) positively impact the foster care system that serves them by advocating for innovative programming and policy and legislative reform.  

Youth with experience in foster care often face a challenging path to success as they transition to adulthood. We provide direct services to such youth through our 'Bridge Program', a comprehensive transitional support model serving young people ages 14 to 29. Youth enrolled in our program are assigned a Multisystemic Navigator who assists them to develop and implement a sustainable plan for their future success along five transition domains: employment and career, educational opportunity, living situation, community life functioning, and personal effectiveness and wellbeing.