Connections We Love.

FAN and partnering organizations are working together to provide support and resource awareness to current and former foster youth.

Ohio Youth Advisory Board
Ohio Reach Supporting Foster Youth Reaching for Higher Education
El'lesun

The Overcoming Hurdles in Ohio Youth Advisory Board (OHIO YAB) is a statewide organization of young advocates (aged 14-24) who have experienced foster care.

FAN proudly partners with Alumni of Care Together Improving Outcomes Now Ohio (ACTION Ohio). ACTION Ohio's members are dedicated to improving outcomes for current and former foster care youth. Through advocacy, they bring together the voices of foster alumni and their allies to create lasting change and hope for those touched by the child welfare system.

 Ohio Reach is an involved cohort of FAN, "Supporting Former Foster Youth Reaching for Higher Education". Their network of professionals, advocates, and students across the State of Ohio is determined to support former foster youth on their collegiate journey.  

El'lesun is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that advocates for and serves the foster care community. They also provide independent living and family well-being workshops. El'lesun partners with FAN to operate Project PASSION, a program that provides no-cost professional attire to current and former foster youth entering and maintaining jobs in the workforce. 

Project PASSION is currently accepting donations described below: 

Clothing Racks

Clothing Hangers

Plastic Storage Containers 

Shoe Racks

Monetary donations are also  and accepted greatly appreciated via PayPal

& Cash App: $e11esun 

FAN is pleased to partner with The Columbus State Scholar Network (CSSN). The Scholar Network is a support program for former foster youth on Columbus State Community College's campus and inspired the creation of FAN. Teamwork between our two programs helps facilitate a successful and stress-free transition for students transferring from Columbus State to OSU.