Are you interested in improving well-being for young people in foster care?

You're invited to join us!

The summit will bring together young people with lived experience and field stakeholders for a day of thought-leadership, information-sharing and generating solutions for the future. The Summit is free to attend; space is limited to 400 registrations on a first-come, first-serve basis. 80 seats reserved for young people with lived experience in foster care (travel support and stipends provided!). For more information, contact

Who Should Attend

  • Young Adults w/ Lived Experience in Foster Care
  • ILP Workers
  • Child Welfare Leaders
  • Case Workers
  • Parents, Resource Parents & Caregivers
  • Mentors   
  • Mental & Behavioral Health Professionals
  • Educators
  • Advocates
  • Researchers 

... and other Oregonians who are invested in improving Mental Health and Behavioral Health outcomes for young people who experience foster care in Oregon.

Special Youth Track

Are you a young person (age 14-23) who experienced foster care in Oregon? We want you to attend the Summit as a Lived Experience Leader! Learn more about what you can expect by attending:


The Details

    Date: Friday, May 5, 2023

    Time: 9:15am - 4:30pm

    Location:  Gladstone Park Conference Center
    19500 Oatfield Road, Gladstone OR 97027

    Cost: No cost to attendees or approved presenters

    Call for Presenters!

    FosterClub welcomes proposals from a diverse range of experts with varied experiences and perspectives. ​​​​​​​

    Special Note: Young people with lived experience in foster care are encouraged to submit proposals. Presentations that incorporate lived experience will be prioritized.

    The 2023 Summit held in collaboration by