Foster Care

THRIVE Program & RAF Program


Serving those who intersect with the Foster Care System

OC United provides resources and support for those who have intersected with the foster care system through a two program approach. Our Resource and Adoptive Families (RAF) Program provides resources, education, and support for caregivers of children in out-of-home placements. Our THRIVE Program provides community, support, and housing for former-foster and under-resourced young adults.

Support & Housing for Former-Foster and Under-Resourced Young Adults

THRIVE Program participants are partnered with a Support Advocate for one-on-one case management and wrap-around support.

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Support for Resource & Adoptive Families

OC United’s RAF Program

Our RAF Program provides resources, education, and support for foster, adoptive, resource families. RAF provides support groups, parent trainings, date nights, wellness classes, and trauma trainings.

We also provide trainings, tools, and classroom interventions to support trauma-sensitive classrooms and educational environments.

Learn More about RAF

Studies & Data

  • Conditions of Children Reports

    The Annual Report on the Conditions of Children in Orange County studies four interdependent focus areas: Good Health, Economic Well-Being, Educational Achievement, and Safe Homes and Communities.

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  • KidsData: Child & Youth Safety Reports

    Indicating Child & Youth Safety, Child Abuse & Neglect, Children in Foster Care, Safety at School ...

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  • Children & Family Services Child Abuse Statistics

    Provides information regarding the Child Abuse Registry Statistics Application (CARSA) for Children & Family Services, Orange County, California.

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  • John Burton Advocates for Youth Reports

    John Burton Advocates for Youth improves the quality of life for youth in California who have been in foster care or homeless by advocating for better laws, training communities to strengthen local practices and conducting research to inform policy solutions.

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