What is True Up?

True Up is a groundbreaking initiative to empower young people in foster care to gain the critical life skills they need to make a successful transition from a structured environment to self-sufficiency in our communities.

True Up, which was founded in 2011, is a landmark partnership among foster care agencies that serve as surrogate parents for hundreds of children and teens in Kentucky.

They are committed to help youth transition from agency care to independent living.

True Up is a caring family of foster care alumni who have faced the challenges of getting jobs, continuing their education, and overcoming the barriers of mental health management. They have succeeded and are giving back.

Featured News

  • Residential-Foster-Care-Analysis-Report

    New Report: Analysis of Kentucky’s Residential Foster Care

    New Report: Analysis of Kentucky’s Residential Foster Care   Featuring Interviews of Youth with Lived Experience and Recommendations  LOUISVILLE, KY – Residential and institutional facilities are meant for youth experiencing crises, yet these settings are [...]

  • Solutions to Prevent and Mitigate Educational Disengagement in Louisville

    "I wish maybe more people would have reached out. We need a lot more people involved to reach out to help kids that are experiencing challenges outside of school." - Louisville Young Adult Educational disengagement [...]

  • Pandemic Aid for Foster Youth and Alumni (age 18-22)

    Registration for pandemic relief will close on: September 17th. Visit www.kyvoc.com and click on “pandemic relief” in the top menu to read more about eligibility or to register for pandemic relief. For questions, email: kyfosteryouthpandemicaid@ky.gov

Our Vision

Inspiring all Kentucky foster care alumni to achieve success.

Our Mission

We connect, support, and empower foster care teens and young adults to excel in life.

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