True Up

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True UP

Business Challenge

Create a movement that is focused on the foster care youth population transitioning to independent living.  The opportunity presents challenges in uniting current resources, filling the gap with additional resources, and developing a self-sustaining organization that eliminates financial and resource allocation duplication.

Solution

Mobilize seven existing agencies providing care to the foster youth population.  Create the infrastructure, shared resource pool, and curriculum model —-focused on developing high-functioning productive citizens transitioning from foster care environments.

Develop strategic plan, with action-oriented operational components, to guide the organization forward.

Results

Strategic plan was implemented in February 2012.

True Up has hosted several “community events” to date including a Foster Care Alumni Reception and a Collaborative Board meeting for each of the seven participating agencies.   Metro United Way serves as fiscal agent.

  • Bellewood Home for Children
  • Boys and Girls Haven
  • Brooklawn Child & Family Services
  • Home of the Innocents
  • Maryhurst
  • St. Joseph’s Children’s Home
  • Sunrise Children’s Services