AMP is a youth-driven, statewide group that seeks to unleash the full potential for personal growth among foster and adoptive children in Iowa. Foundation 2 offers this bi-monthly group for youth who have been involved in foster care, adoption or other out-of-home placements in the Cedar Rapids area.
Foundation 2 is a member of the Iowa Aftercare Services Network (IASN) which provides voluntary services and support to young people ages 18-23 who have aged out of foster care or other court-ordered placement. The Aftercare Services Network is part of the Foundation 2 Fostering Futures program.
Aftercare services guide young people toward stability and self-sufficiency in six key areas:
- Life skills
Participants meet at least twice monthly with a Self-Sufficiency Advocate (SSA) who partners with youth to help them address barriers and develop skills to achieve their individual goals. In addition, needs-based financial support is available to youth who qualify for the Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) program.
Aftercare Services may be contacted several months prior to a young person’s planned exit from the foster care system, State Training School, or court-ordered detention. Aftercare SSAs are available to attend Youth Transition Decision-Making (YTDM) meetings, transition meetings, or other events related to a young person’s transition from care. Involvement prior to discharge helps SSAs build a relationship with eligible youth and facilitates a connection to Aftercare services.
For more information regarding Aftercare services and eligibility requirements, visit www.iowaaftercare.org or call 800-443-8336 to be referred to an IASN provider.
Connect with Foundation 2 Aftercare Staff
To connect with Foundation 2’s Aftercare Services staff, you may call our office at (319) 368-3376.