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Join us May 4th at Lake Monster Brewing in Saint Paul to recognize National Foster Care Awareness Month and celebrate C2i's 13th birthday!

We Help Youth Thrive

Welcome to Connections to Independence


Connections to Independence (C2i) is a unique organization that provides services to connect permanent placement providers, community-based organizations, and counties in a formalized partnership to provide support for youth in foster care. Below are the audiences we serve.


We individualize our services by meeting youth where they are at. We do this by developing a plan that encompasses a youth’s dreams, goals, and aspirations for their life during and after foster care.


We aim to provide foster care providers with valuable knowledge, tools, and expertise to further their journey as loving care providers. To view a list of resources we’ve compiled, click the link below.


Supporting C2i doesn’t just mean making a donation. We look for opportunities for to connect with and learn from community leaders. If you would like to support our organization in some way, then click below.

WHY C2i?

Our Values and Philosophy

C2i values are based on a healthy mind, body, and soul philosophy with service outcomes focused on five core competencies:

  1. Financial Literacy
  2. Housing
  3. Employment
  4. Education
  5. Personal Wellness

Our Mission

The Mission of Connections to Independence is to provide unique programming and advocacy for foster care youth, ages 14–24, to promote a successful and healthy transition to living independently as they reach adulthood.

We Meet Youth Where They’re At

Help Us Make a Difference

If you are inspired by the mission C2i, please consider supporting us. There are many ways to help!

We’re Here for You

Interested in our programming or looking to get involved? Fill out our contact form below.