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Children in foster care face unique challenges and may benefit from additional resources to meet their needs. Fortunately, there are a variety of programs dedicated to providing support and resources to Kansas children in foster care. These can include access to educational and recreational activities, health care services, and mental health resources. Many organizations also offer mentorship programs and other supportive services. With the right resources, foster children can thrive and reach their full potential.

Kansas Kids @ Gear Up

The mission of Kansas Kids @ GEAR UP is to increase the number of students, with foster children as priority, graduating from high school and prepared for enrollment in post-secondary education, thereby enabling children to reach their full potential and consequently improving educational and social outcomes.


Regional Youth Advisory Council

The Regional Youth Advisory Council (RYAC) serves within each region of the state. The council is comprised of youth ages 14-20 years who are currently in foster care or have transitioned from foster care.


LGBTQIA Resources

This list includes national, statewide, and local resources for LGBTQIA children and their caregivers.

Resource List

TFI Child/Youth Handbook

TFI’s Child/Youth Handbook to Case Management Services and Foster Care serves as a resource guide for children and youth in Kansas foster care.


Kansas Youth Advisory Council

The Kansas Youth Advisory Council is a statewide, youth-led council. These young adults provide positive recommendations and changes to the child welfare system concerning issues that affect them directly.