Foster Care Resources


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Fostering Success at Collin College 


Fostering Success is a program that provides additional support for students who were ever in the foster care system (including out of state, and/or adopted from the system at any age). 

Student support includes: 

  • Staff committee members in each department to skip lines and receive quick service.
  • Check-in emails and meetings in-person and/or online, which can include registration, celebrations, and resource/benefit information, etc.
  • Connection to resources to help with personal needs that support the student's college completion.

Please watch for emails from for any reminders, check-ins, upcoming events, benefit information, or other opportunities available to students in this group. 


Please reach out to staff committee members located below in the "Meet Your Team" tab for specific department needs, and we will respond within 48 hours (not including weekends or holidays). Have a great semester and welcome to the group!


Please contact us directly to get involved!

Important Links

Click on the blue buttons to meet the team involved with the Fostering Success Program, view events on campus, or read our mission statement and goals.


Meet Your Team   EVENTS    Mission Statement  

Request for Help

If you are a current student at Collin College, can prove you were ever in foster care (including out-of-state or adopted), and need additional assistance, please complete this form:


If you are in a crisis situation and need assistance from social services, please dial 211 or visit: 2-1-1 Texas | Texas Health And Human Services Commission (


If you are in an emergency situation, please dial 911.


Important Links and Resources - Click on the plus sign (+) next to any of the titles below to see a list of resources in that area.




Internal & External Support Services and Resources

Department of Family & Protective Services – Describes the Foster Care 
Exemption program, ETV, and tons of resources for individuals who were in the Foster Care system.


Family Gateway Resource Packet   


Medical and Behavioral Health Coverage

            Collin College Counseling Services

            Collin College ACCESS Office – Disability Services

            Collin College CougarCare – 24/7 Telehealth services

            Medicaid Coverage

            STAR Health Insurance

            Texas Youth Helpline

            National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

            National Sexual Assault Hotline

            Texas Benefits Center (Healthcare)


Public Benefit Program (Food & Housing) & Case Management Assistance & Counseling

            DFPS Regional Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) Coordinators

            DFPS Transitional Living Services


   – Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost
programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic

            Collin College Student Housing

            North Texas Food Bank

            5 Loaves Food Pantry

            Texas Benefits Center - Financial 

            Texas Benefits Center - Food Benefits

            Texas Benefits Center - Housing

            One Simple Wish

            Dreammakers Project

            Foster Care to Success | Information for Students (

            Scholarship Finder | CareerOneStop

            City House – Protect, empower, and transform lives of abused, neglected and homeless children.

            Direction 61:3 (

            Promise House – Promising Youth. Promising Futures

            Jonathan’s Place (

            Find Resources for Foster Youth | CitySquare

            Hope Women's Center - Free Pregnancy Clinic in North Dallas (

            LifeTalk PRC

            Connections Homes Texas – Step Into Their Story

            Supporting Youth Aging Out of Foster Care | WAY Alliance

            Legal Resources for Youth – Texas Foster Youth Justice Project

            LIFE Project - ACH Child and Family Services (

            Post Adoption | CK Family Services | Adoption | Family Care | Dallas | Fort Worth


Parenting & Childcare Resources

             Texas Workforce Solutions Child Care Services

             Child Welfare Information Gateway – Supporting Pregnant & Parenting Teens

             Texas Benefits Center - Childcare

             Workforce Solutions - Childcare


Employment Assistance

            Collin College Student Employment

            Collin College Career Services    

            Workforce Solutions - Adults


Financial Counseling & Tax Preparation

            Collin College Taxpayer Information – The new Hope Scholarship Tuition Tax Credits

            IRS – Get Free Tax Prep Help

            IRS Dallas – Free Tax Preparation


Transportation Assistance

            DART – Go to school on a Full Ride – at a Reduced Rate!

            Texas Health & Human Services – Medical Transportation Program


Student Academic Success Strategies

            Collin College First Year Experience (FYE)

            Collin College Academic Advising

            Collin College Tutoring Resources

            Collin College Student Engagement

            DFPS Career Development and Education Program