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This November, the Treehouse Foundation will host its 9th REFCA Conference — a national convening designed to highlight foster care innovation, honor lived experience leadership, and inspire widespread investment in solutions that improve the health, well-being and life outcomes of our nation’s half million kids living in foster care.
- Celebrate our REFCA Champions and their lived-experience wisdom
- Hear how their initiatives are changing the lives of children and teens in foster care
- Share ideas and proven methods for improving the social welfare system
You'll have an opportunity to meet 300 - 400 attendees who are highly invested in foster care:
- Business leaders, concerned citizens & philanthropists
- Child welfare and nonprofit professionals
- Academics, researchers and educators
- Foster care alumni
- Legislators and policy makers
- Social workers and mental health practitioners
- Parents - adoptive, birth, foster, kinship
- Youth living in foster care
Learn more about REFCA Champions on the Innovate! podcast
Podcast host Angela Tucker sits down with REFCA Champions who are inspiring a Re-Envisioning Foster Care in America, creating a culture of possibility & changing the foster care landscape.
Host Angela Tucker talks with Julie Segovia, Board Member of Children's Funding Project, about being the first person with lived experience in foster care to sit on the Board of a child welfare organization.
An inspirational leader, consultant, and COO of racial justice nonprofit Brown Hope.
Nathan Ross, 2021 REFCA Champion
Nathan works as a child welfare consultant, where he has the power to influence the policies that impact children in situations like the one he experienced. He is also a licensed therapist with a focus on trauma.