What Does It Take For Your Faith Community To Become Foster Friendly?

Did you know that nearly half of foster parents stop fostering within the first year? And one of the most often-cited reasons is lack of community support.
Your faith community can play a valuable role in changing the experience and outcomes for kids and families in foster and kinship care.

Here Are The 3 Best Practices To Become A Foster Friendly Faith Community.

Trauma Aware

Ensure volunteers in child and youth ministry are trauma aware by offering trauma awareness training to understand the impact of trauma on kids’ behavior.

Support Families.

Offer a support ministry for kinship and foster families. Popular examples include kids’ nights out, fostering support groups and WRAP teams.

Teach on Fostering

Teach in a main gathering on God’s heart for vulnerable children and families, and give people an opportunity to respond.

Colorado Kids Belong Foster Friendly faith communities follow two of these three best practices to connect with and care for foster families.

We’re Foster Friendly,
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We Want To Become Foster Friendly.
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These Faith Communities Are Supporting And Retaining Foster Families

Foothills Calvary Church, Lakewood, CO
Ridgedale Church
WRAP Support