The Foster Cares Fund was created to honor the life of Foster Atwood; an intelligent, endearing, resilient and kind young man that died by suicide at young age of 19. Beneath Foster's handsome, smiling face and sweet persona, deep turmoil built under the tremendous weight of anxiety and depression. Foster reached out for help and fought so hard to overcome the anxiety and depression that made life feel impossible and hopeless, but ultimately and tragically, the depression won.
The Foster Cares Fund was proudly established in partnership with Foster’s Voice, The Gray Matters Collective, and QC Counselor in 2022; with Transitions Mental Health joining in early 2024.
The Starry Night Gala, hosted by Foster's Voice and The Gray Matters Collective, is the annual fundraiser for the Foster Cares Fund. In the first two years of the Gala’s existence, nearly $100,000 was raised!
We are very proud to say that 100% of these funds go directly to the Foster Cares Fund
for FREE mental health services in the Quad Cities!
Year-round donations directly to the Foster Cares Fund are always welcome and needed!
YOU can make a tax deductible donation to the FOSTER CARES FUND by going to:
If you are seeking mental health services and require financial assistance,
you can request to utilize the Foster Cares Fund simply by calling the following providers to
schedule an appointment:
QC Counselor (563) 424-2016 or Transitions Mental Health (309) 283-1228
If you are experiencing an emergency, please do not wait for an appointment.Call 911 immediately!
The Suicide & Crisis Lifelineis available 24 hours a day/7 days a week for people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.Call or Text 988