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Resources Will Be Added/Updated Periodically

Informational/ Educational Resources

Tip sheet for foster families on co-regulation

Information and resources on trauma 

Education and support for Foster, Adoptive, & Kinship families all across Alabama

Website with links to all of the local associations in Alabama

Free on-demand video training for Adoptive and Foster families

Resource guide for working with adolescents 

Children and Domestic Violence for Parents Fact Sheet Series

Tips for navigating trauma during the holidays

This factsheet discusses the nature of trauma, its effects on children and youth, and ways to help your child

This guide is designed to help you learn more about treatment for youth in foster care who have experienced trauma and are working to improve their mental health

Resources for Foster/Adoptive/Kinship Youth 

This scholarship covers tuition and fees for eligible students enrolled full-time in a post-secondary certificate or undergraduate (associate or bachelor’s) degree program. The scholarship is available for youth who were in the foster care system when they earned a high school diploma or GED, as well as those placed in Kinship-guardianship or adopted from Alabama foster care after age 14.

Scholarship for children in foster, adoptive, or kinship care or biological children of (current) Alabama foster parents

Located in Madison County. Facebook group for foster or kinship families in need of clothing 

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth to age five, no matter their family’s income

Located in Morris, AL. Facebook group for foster or kinship families in need of clothing or supplies

Food Assistance Programs

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a supplemental nutrition program for pregnant women, breastfeeding women, women who had a baby within the last six months, infants, and children under the age of five. One must meet income requirements and have a nutritional risk that proper nutrition could help to improve.

The Food Assistance Program's purpose is to end hunger and improve nutrition by providing monthly benefits to eligible low income households to help them buy the food they need for good health.

The National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs make nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free meals available to school children each school day

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally funded, State-administered program that reimburses providers who serve free, nutritious meals and snacks to children and teens in low-income areas when school is not in session 

Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens

A community food pantry’s mission is to directly serve local residents who suffer from hunger and food insecurity within a specified area.

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