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IFAPA has received special money from Chaffee Funds for teens (age 16 and older) in foster care that can 

only be requested through June 30, 2015. This special grant can be accessed through IFAPA's Friends of 

Children in Foster Care Program. These grants will be available for up to $300 per youth for items such as: 

extra-curricular activities, educational tutoring, senior photos, prom attire, class rings, camps, etc. This 

funding is for all teens (16 years and older) in a foster care placement including shelter, foster family homes, group care, & supervised apartment living. 


To apply for this special funding, please complete a FRIENDS APPLICATION (LINK BELOW) and submit to IFAPA for consideration.

Resilience - What Keeps You Going?

Posted on 12/03/2012 at 6:20 PM

Life is full of struggles...especially for youth.  When you face these challenges, where do you find the strength to carry on?

Building a relationship with your Guardian Ad Litem

Posted on 06/29/2012 at 10:28 PM

AMP is working on a new video and we need your help!  Tell us what you like about your GAL.  What are those important things they need to do to build a relationship with their teen clients? Are you a team member in your court case?  How important is it to you that they meet you before court?

We Want Your Feedback!

Posted on 04/23/2012 at 1:08 PM

AMP members, we need your ideas...We are making a new video, "What is AMP!" Please give us your feedback to the question: What does AMP mean to you?

Focus Calls During Spring Break

Posted on 03/01/2012 at 3:00 PM

AMP is asking you to join our state-wide conference calls on March 14 & 15 to give your opinion on the subjects of:

Fatherhood issues (March 14, 2012 at 4:00pm)
Guardian Ad Litem vs. Lawyer (March 15, 2012 at 8:00pm)
Calls will last about an hour...
Directions for the conference call: 1-800-567-5900 Code: 42000#

AMP Foster Care Youth Councils Presents Press Conference

Posted on 01/23/2012 at 12:10 PM

AMP Foster Care Youth Councils Presents Press Conference

Iowa First Lady, Chris Branstad will join with Achieving Maximum Potential (AMP) youth from across Iowa for a press conference about the importance of forever families for Iowa’s children and youth who find themselves in out-of-home treatment or DHS funded state care. The press conference is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2011 in Room 304 of the State Capitol Building. This event will help to launch AMP foster care youth Day on the Hill. Several youth will speak about their personal experiences in foster family care, kinship care, and group home treatment. Following the press conference, AMP youth from 10 foster care youth councils will meet with and educate their local legislators regarding their ideas and suggestions for improvements to Iowa’s child welfare system.


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