A CMomA community member recently alerted us to a wonderful online resource, and we wanted to share it with you!
Camellia Network has created a wonderful online tool that connects youths aging out of foster care with supportive adults (both individuals and organizations). This is a brilliant program for those who may not otherwise have the time or qualifications for foster parenting or other mentoring commitments. All you need is a computer!
First, you set up a Supporter profile, which takes about 5-10 minutes. Once you’ve done that, you can visit the profiles of young people who’ve recently aged out of foster care and are looking for help to attain their goals. Sometimes it’s as simple as asking how school is going, or maybe it’s suggesting some strategies for finding a job. You can also donate toward an item for their school, work, apartment, etc. if you choose.
Click here to learn more about being a Supporter, or to sign up!
Click here to learn more about how your company or organization can connect with, provide support for, and offer opportunities to these often-forgotten, but hugely promising young people.
And click here if your organization already serves foster youth, and you’d like to coordinate your efforts and aims with theirs.
This is an email-only program. No travel or visits are involved.