Foster families can go from two kids at the dinner table to five at the breakfast table. Being able to say yes to standing in the gap with vulnerable kids takes more than willingness, it requires substantial, practical support.
You Can Find Foster Friendly Resources On Our Free App
Tennessee Kids Belong offers a Foster Friendly App that supports foster families with:
Valuable services and discounts from area businesses offered exclusively for foster parents
Links to faith communities and other nonprofit organizations that are Foster Friendly.
Download the Foster Friendly App now.
Under your profile settings be sure to set your state to Tennessee to see offers in your area. New offers are being added regularly, so be sure to check back often.
What Businesses Would You Like To See On The App?
Foster parents are among the most passionate and effective voices for recruiting businesses to join our Foster Friendly App. You are a customer and you understand the importance of community support to foster families.
Are you a business owner? Are you friends with one? Do you have a business you frequent that could be of service to foster families?
Nominate a business here in Tennessee, and we’ll follow up to invite them to consider joining our Foster Friendly App.
Is Your Faith Community Foster Friendly?
If you’re part of a faith community, consider inviting them to adopt the 3 best practices of Foster Friendly faith communities:
Ensure children and youth staff and volunteers are trauma aware.
Teach about the intersection of foster care and faith to invite members to consider fostering, and to honor and encourage those who do.
Support a ministry for kinship and foster families.
Our Foster Friendly Faith flyer highlights these best practices and provides resources to help your community take the next steps. Share it with your leadership.