Family and Youth Initiative is the only DC area organization focused exclusively on helping teens in foster care make lifelong connections with caring adults. We create enriching lifetime relationships for youth at risk of aging out of foster care. We match youth with host parents and mentors, and help them find adoptive families.

Connecting TEENS Creating Families, Changing Lives

Latest FYI News

August News

Upcoming events, updates, and thoughts on helping teens in care build self...

Beating the Odds

Last week the fifth of five Family & Youth Initiative high school...

The Importance of Social Capital

Recently I had a conversation with a DCFYI teen who is diligently looking...