Offer support to foster families Care Communities
Nationally, 50% of foster families quit either after the first year or after their first placement, primarily because they didn’t feel supported. The Care Communities model has been proven to retain up to 95% of those foster parents.
Care communities are teams of 6-8 people that wrap around a foster family. They offer emotional, spiritual, and practical physical support. It can be as simple as delivering one meal a month to a foster family, watching a child one time a month, or organizing the team. Volunteers can choose which role(s) fits them best. Care Community volunteers will be assigned a family that is close to you geographically.