“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 90% of those foster parents. Care communities are teams of 6-8 people that wrap around a foster family, adoptive family, or a Safe Families host family. They offer emotional, spiritual, and practical support. Members choose the roles they want to play in the care community. Care Community volunteers will be assigned a family that is close to you geographically, not more than a 15 minute drive.” Hands of Hope: Care Communities
A Care Community is a team, much like extended family, of 4-8 committed volunteers who support and serve a foster family and their foster children. This team provides regular and ongoing practical help such as meals, prayer, tutoring, transportation, childcare, laundry, yard work, etc.
Adoption or foster care may not be right for you, or it may not be a “right now” for you. Getting involved in a Care Community is an amazing way you can be part of a network of people who are actively caring for the needs of vulnerable children. We invite you to find out more at our upcoming Care Community Info Session.
Sunday, June 27
The Gathering at Pathway
(The Gathering is on the main level, at the back of the cafe lobby.)