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HeadsUp Fox Cities resources for transitional age youth leaving foster care


HeadsUp is a forward-thinking organization that actively supports Transitional Age Youth who have experienced the challenges of the child welfare system. We prioritize their specific needs and obstacles, offering comprehensive assistance and fostering a nurturing environment for their personal development and achievement. Our passionate team, led by Lived Experience, empowers and advocates for each young adult, ensuring they have access to the resources and opportunities they need to succeed in their transition to adulthood.

Our Guiding Principles


Respect: We deeply value the importance of respect, both for ourselves and others. By fostering an environment of teamwork and growth, we commit to creating a culture of mutual respect.


Integrity: We uphold the highest standards of integrity within our organization. Dependability and honesty are at the core of our interactions and decision-making processes.


Transparency: We believe in the power of transparency. We embrace humility in times of success, transparency in times of failure, and an openness to feedback. Through transparency, we foster a culture of learning and continuous improvement.


Collaboration: Collaboration is at the heart of our approach. We actively seek out and pursue collaborative opportunities throughout our community. By working together, we can achieve greater impact and create positive change.


Inclusiveness: We strive to create an inclusive environment that celebrates and embraces differences. We believe in treating everyone with respect, both in our words and actions. We encourage individuals to be their authentic selves, fostering an environment where diversity is valued and appreciated.


Person-First Care: The well-being and safety of all individuals are paramount to us. We are committed to creating a physically and emotionally safe environment for everyone. Our approach to care is healing centered, focusing on principles such as safety, choice, collaboration, trustworthiness, and empowerment.


Lived Experienced Leadership: We strongly believe in the power of lived experiences. Our organization is dedicated to building and maintaining a leadership team that is guided by individuals with relevant lived experiences. 


Servant Leadership: We embrace the philosophy of servant leadership. Our leaders prioritize the growth and well-being of people and the communities they serve. By placing others' needs at the forefront, we foster an environment of support and empowerment.


These fundamental principles guide our actions and decisions as we strive to make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve.

HeadsUp Fox Cities resources for transitional age youth leaving foster care

The Annie E Casey Foundation maintains statewide annual data and resources on their website. We've shared some of their recent research below. 

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