Foster & Kinship Care Education Resources

Important Contacts:

Orange County Social Services Agency, 800 N. Eckoff Orange, CA 92868 (714) 704-3919  

Orangewood Children's Foundation (714) 619-0211

Foster & Kinship Care Liason, Joanna Hussey (714) 704-8255

Foster Care Auxillary, Kathy Harvey (714) 891-2468

Website Links:

Orange County Social Services/Foster Care and Adoption :

National Foster Parent Association:

Foster Ed Connect:

Kinship Center:

Olive Crest:

Help Me Grow:

Casey Family Programs Foster Care and Child Welfare:



HELPING YOUR CHILD SUCCEED IN SCHOOL: An Education Handbook for Parents and Caregivers of Children and Youth in the Foster Care System
AYUDANDO A SU NIÑO A TENER ÉXITO EN LA ESCUELA: Manual de Educación para Padres y Proveedores de Cuidado de Niños y Jóvenes en el Sistema de Cuidado Adoptivo Temporal

California College Pathways Educational Planning Guide

Teaching Independent Living Skills to Your Youth: Ready, Set, Fly-Chart  and Ready, Set, Fly-Checklist for each age group


Important Post-Secondary Education Resource Videos for
Foster Youth and Caregivers/Mentors:







Orangewood Children's Foundation:



How to Apply for College:



Money for College:



Student Success Story 1:



Student Success Story 2:



Student Success Story 3: