Nationally, 50% of foster parents quit after their first year or their first placement. That means we not only need to increase the number of families caring for vulnerable children, but we need to create support for these families.
Care Communities have proven to retain up to 90% of those foster parents, helping them foster longer and stronger.
Wraparound care involves each vital member of the team fulfilling their specific role. A Care Community is a team of 6-8 committed volunteers who come alongside foster and adoptive families, providing practical, emotional and spiritual support. Volunteers provide weekly meals, prayer support, mentor/childcare, household support, transportation, and encouragement.
Volunteers interested in being a part of a care community must go through training as well as submit to a background check. Trainings are offered via Zoom the 4th Monday of every month from 8-9pm. Once you complete the training, a member of the local missions team help to connect you to serve on a care community. This is a great serving opportunity for families, individuals, and life groups.
Sign up below for an upcoming training or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about Care Communities.