CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES EXPERIENCING FOSTER CARE NEED US.
COVID-19 UPDATE: As our communities face the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are experiencing anxiety, fear, and new challenges – including kids. Although we are experiencing physical distancing, we can come together in new ways to support one another during this time of crisis. Kids and families experiencing foster care thrive with community support, which Fostering Family remains committed to building – especially now.
Here are a few ways you can offer support from a distance:
- Call or video chat with family members, friends, and colleagues impacted by foster care. Kids and families experiencing foster care need support systems. Sometimes that simply means knowing there are people who care and who will just listen. (If you are in a position to help further, offer to send take-out!)
- Use some of your additional screen time to listen to the stories of those impacted by foster care. When we take time to listen and understand, we create a more compassionate community and reduce stigma for kids and families.
- Donate to an organization in your community supporting youth in foster care. With many fundraising events cancelled, your support is critical to continue services for kids and families during this challenging time. For in-kind donation needs, click the “Invest in Kids & Families” tab on our Take Action page.
What ideas do you have for offering support to families during this time? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.