What is True Up?

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.

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.

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.

Founding Members

True Up is a collaborative movement spearheaded by eight non-profit agencies in Metro Louisville to enhance services for foster youth. Our founding members include:

Uspiritus (Formerly Bellewood & Brooklawn)
Boys and Girls Haven
Home of the Innocents
Maryhurst
St. Joseph’s Children’s Home
Sunrise Children’s Services
Metro United Way (fiscal agent)

Our Services

True Up prepares foster youth through education and experience-based learning in the following core areas:

  • Furthering Education
  • Relationship Building Skills/Health & Wellness
  • Career Mapping
  • Financial Management
  • Mobility & Transportation
  • Housing
  • Parenting
  • Community Service