Foster Care In The US Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, with offices located at 8114 Burch Park Drive, Evansville, IN 47725. The organization was founded by foster care alum Jessica Angelique. Jessica spent her entire childhood, from birth to age sixteen, in and out of fifteen different foster homes from Evansville to Louisiana, group homes, and two orphanages.
After transitioning out of foster care in Evansville, I searched for dedicated housing, programs, financial assistance, or resources to help me achieve a successful outcome post-foster care. I lived on the couches of friends and in the shelter of underpasses and sought help and assistance for food and clothing from local churches. As I did so, I began to understand the hardships that I faced and came to accept the full understanding of my promise to God. I began spending my time researching and building an organization to assist youth like me, all the while hoping and praying that someone would help me. I learned that existing organizations serve youth still in the system. I was no longer in the system and was homeless with no funds attached to me. I found myself struggling to survive, now with a baby in tow, to find an organization where homeless youth could find housing and dedicated services. It made me more determined than ever to keep my promise to God and to create a place where ALL homeless youth could receive the help and assistance they need to integrate successfully into society.
Foster Care In The US Inc was created as a direct result of my personal experiences and the needs of homeless youth in Evansville, IN who are too old for help from other organizations. It is the organization’s mission to improve the outcomes of homeless foster care youth and young adults in Evansville and the surrounding area.
We assist ALL youth whether they are homeless, foster care, LGBTQ, male, female, or pregnant/parenting. If you know of homeless youth or young adults struggling please have them call 812-319-7507 to schedule a time to talk with a member of our staff about services.