Foster Care Awareness Month

MAY IS FOSTER CARE AWARENESS MONTH

Explore how you, your business or faith community can stand with local families who have said “YES” to caring for vulnerable kids. Families who know they are seen, valued and supported are able to keep their homes open longer and continue to accept new placements as needs arise.

While a priority is always to recruit foster parents who will open their homes to the nearly 9,000 kids in foster care in Tennessee, we also realize that they MUST have a network of support to be able to succeed.

We all have a part to play, and we invite you to FIND YOUR YES.
Use your personal and professional skills, connections and resources to show foster parents they are not alone.


Building Foster Friendly Communities


Our Mission

A FAMILY
FOR EVERY CHILD

We recruit families to open their homes to the nearly 9,000 kids in need of a temporary place to belong in our state

A COMMUNITY
FOR EVERY FAMILY

Our Foster Friendly Programs and App empower and equip churches, businesses, and groups to wrap around foster families

A STATEWIDE
NETWORK OF SUPPORT

We build Foster Friendly Communities, uniting all sectors to impact the ecosystem of foster care throughout Tennessee


HOW YOUR BUSINESS CAN HELP
  • Create a special offer on the Foster Friendly App
  • Host a Give Back Day or event for foster families
  • Include foster moms in Mother’s Day messaging
  • Add the Foster Friendly Badge to your website
  • Share about foster care on social media
  • Become a Corporate Donor
HOW YOUR FAITH COMMUNITY CAN HELP
  • Dedicate a service to sharing about foster care
  • Plan a love offering to benefit our mission
  • Take the next step in becoming Foster Friendly
  • Invite another church to a coalition in your area
  • Host a Foster Parent Recruitment panel
  • Attend the Hope for the Journey Conference

COLLABORATE FOR GREATER IMPACT

WORK WITH OTHERS IN YOUR AREA TO DREAM BIG!
  • Host a Foster Parent Night Out
    Businesses can serve as the venue & partner with a church to offer childcare
  • Foster Parent Appreciation Event
    Faith community hosts & invites Foster Friendly Businesses (food, inflatables, photographers)
  • Create Date or Family Nights
    Businesses partner together to offer dinner and… events (movies, mini golf, etc.)
  • Plan Foster Parent Recruitment Panels
    Faith communities offer childcare and a business can provide a meal or snacks
  • What else?
    How can you support foster families every time they get a new placement… or have to say goodbye?

BUSINESS COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Sign Up for the Foster Friendly App
start here

Update Your Foster Friendly App Listing for May
email us

Download your Foster Friendly Badge
badge | badge with text

Social Media Assets to Share Your “YES”
download now

FAITH COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Use our Sermon Guide to Teach on Foster Care
download

Explore Other Foster Friendly Faith Resources
start here

Attend the Hope for the Journey Conference
register

Share our 2024 Prayer for Foster Care
download

If you missed our Foster Care Awareness Kick-off Call, you can view the slides HERE!


FOSTER CARE AWARENESS MONTH EVENTS

VIRTUAL FOSTER CARE Q&A PANEL
Tuesday, May 21st | ZOOM

Are you interested in becoming a foster parent? This is a great FIRST STEP. On one-hour virtual call, you’ll hear authentic and real stories from panelists. There is also a 30 minute Q&A to get all your questions answered.

HOPE FOR THE JOURNEY
April 5 – June 30 | Online, On-demand Viewing

Children navigating the journey of adoption and foster care often carry unique needs. The Hope for the Journey Conference is your gateway to a wealth of knowledge, understanding, and practical tools to help support children, parents, and families in your community.

WRAP Coordinator Training
June 4, 2024 | ZOOM

WRAP teams are a way for churches and community groups to support, encourage and help retain Tennessee’s valuable kinship and foster families.

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