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Indiana Department of Child Services

DCS  > Foster Care > Foster Child Resources > Foster Child Resources Foster Child Resources

Support and facts about foster care
• Foster Club The National Network for Young People in Foster Care
• Youth Communication True Stories by Teens

Community resources
Resources are available for foster children to access, including mental health services, emotional support, financial resources, and other social services.  Please review the following sites based on your particular need.  Some sites are search engines for locating resources in your area of residence.  To obtain additional information regarding resources for your area, please speak with your Family Case Manager. 

Crisis Hotlines:

  • Careline/Parent Stress Line, Call 1 (800) 244-5373 if you are having trouble finding the fun in parenting
  • Indiana 2-1-1 Call 2-1-1 for information and referrals to human services including food, shelter, employment, counseling, and much more.
  • Indiana Family Helpline Call 1 (800) 433-0746 for more information and referral for maternal and child health, WIC, dental providers, and more. Bilingual communication specialists are on staff.
  • Nineline Call 1 (800) 999-9999 for support and crisis intervention if you are caring for a teen faced with life changing issues. This line provides answers to tough questions about family, relationships, health, suicide, abuse, drugs and alcohol, sex and running away.
  • Toll Free Crisis Hotline Numbers