With your help, we provide free therapy to current and former foster youth.

A Home Within volunteers have fully transitioned to teletherapy, continuing to see youth through the current pandemic.

Teletherapy Resources to Support Quality Practice During the Pandemic

Survey Underway on Foster Youth Experience During Coronavirus

Foster care researchers in San Francisco are surveying as many current and recent American foster youth as they can to find out what they need and want in the age of the coronavirus and beyond.

Read more about the survey HERE.

Dear Friends of A Home Within,

Across the country, folks are stepping back out into the light, feeling out the many ways the world has changed in a matter of weeks. The news is as confusing and contradictory as ever, reminding us that certainty can never be a condition for making choices, taking action.

And yet, some things are certain. Young people are living through an unprecedented disruption to the structures that we as a society rely on to support them. Current and former foster youth, who by definition have already experienced trauma and loss, need community more than ever.

The A Home Within community has rallied to meet the challenge of the current pandemic. We will endure and emerge from the current crisis strengthened and empowered by our commonality and our relationships with one another. Our entire nationwide network of volunteer therapists has transitioned to conducting sessions online or by phone. That means that hundreds of AHW youth nationwide have had uninterrupted access to free, high-quality therapy to help them through this terrible time. We're increasing our matches, and actively recruiting new volunteers.

We at A Home Within know that it is our relationships that will sustain us through the challenges and ambiguities of the next several months, and it is in relationships that we will build the future.

If you are visiting our site for the first time or are new to our community, I would love to speak with you to hear your thoughts, concerns, and questions.

Thank you for supporting A Home Within. We are, of course, a small nonprofit, dependent on donors to do our work. If you have the ability to contribute at this critical time, we could use your help.

Sincerely,

Reed Connell

Executive Director

Relationships heal because relationships matter.

ABOUT A HOME WITHIN

MISSION & VISION

We envision a world in which every foster child has a relationship with at least one consistent, caring adult.

A Home Within is the only national organization dedicated solely to meeting the emotional needs of foster youth.

WHO WE ARE

A Home Within is the only national organization dedicated solely to meeting the emotional needs of foster youth.

REQUEST THERAPY  We provide open-ended, individual psychotherapy, free of charge

REQUEST THERAPY

We provide open-ended, individual psychotherapy, free of charge, to current and former foster youth.

We recruit qualified therapists who volunteer to see one foster child, teen, or young adult in weekly pro-bono therapy – for as long as it takes.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR THERAPISTS!

We recruit qualified therapists who volunteer to see one foster child, teen, or young adult in weekly pro-bono therapy – for as long as it takes.

NUMBER OF FOSTER KIDS IN THE UNITED STATES ON ANY GIVEN DAY

ANNUAL DIRECT COST OF CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT IN THE UNITED STATES PER YEAR

AVERAGE # OF MONTHS A CHILD WAITS TO BE ADOPTED