Together We Rise (TWR) has secured funding to exclusively provide financial support to college students with foster care experience. As part of the Rapid Response program and our onboarding process, TWR requires all support groups, agencies, & NPO's to participate in a prescreening process to become an Authorized Referral Agency. Upon becoming an authorized partner, you will then be able to refer students to our program.

As a reminder, to qualify for Rapid Response support, candidates must be current or former foster youth, enrolled in the fall, winter, spring, or summer term of the current school year as a college student or high school/GED senior.

If you have additional questions about the process or our Rapid Response program, please reach out to Precious Wells at

Authorized agencies must either be a higher education institution or government agency supporting college students with foster care experience. Please indicate which type of organization you represent.