Connecting with Others Who Have Experienced Foster Care

Physical and Mental Healthcare

  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): UM-Flint's counseling center provides free and confidential counseling as well as accessibility services to UM-Flint students.
  • Catholic Charities: Local mental health service provider for people of all backgrounds and religions.
  • Genesee Health System: GHS serves people who have Medicaid insurance or are covered by Healthy Michigan, those enrolled in the MI CHILD program, or people who have no insurance and cannot pay for services but meet eligibility requirements. ​
  • National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 in the US
  • Genesee County Health Department: Provides various physical health treatments, immunizations, testing, etc. for Genesee County residents

Clothing, Personal Care Items, etc.

  • Foster Closet of Genesee County: The Foster Closet of Genesee County provides FREE items to youth of any age who are active in the foster care system. The Foster Closet carries a wide variety of items, such as clothes, shoes, and personal care items, and their contact information is listed on this page if you would like to access their services.

Foster care specific scholarships, grants, and funding sources