The Three Sided Foster Care Crisis
There are not enough homes. We need 50 foster homes in our tri-county area.
Being a foster parent is hard. Those who have stepped up are often not best equipped to address the complex needs the children are facing. Furthermore, when a foster family is found for a child they are often under-supported for the hard work of foster care ministry. This instability contributes to the issue of retention and burnout.
Without options, quality tends to be an issue. Having options for children gives the opportunity to pair a family with a child instead of placing a child in the only available placement.
Solution: The Local Church
1. Recruit and mobilize 5 foster families.
2. Recruit and equip 2 Foster Advocates.
3. Recruit and equip 15 volunteers annually.