Keep Kids In Their Community
Every year, 1,000 children and youth are moved out of our region and often separated from siblings due to lack of foster families.
We have more abused and neglected children in our community than we have safe and loving families who are trained, equipped and supported to serve them. Though we have over 1,200 churches in our region, less than 3% have formal ministries dedicated to this crisis. Additionally, nearly half of the children in foster care don’t have an advocate in court speaking on their behalf. Children forced to be placed outside our community are often separated from siblings, move an average of 2-6 times until permanency, and face greater trauma from losing healthy relationships with relatives, teachers and friends. This can make visits with family sporadic and challenging due to distance.
children per month in our region sleep in emergency shelters.
children 9 years and older have less than 5% chance of being adopted
on average, children spend 800 days in care before permanency.
Foster, Adopt, Advocate
Improve Our Community’s Capacity to Care For Children
Become a Foster Family
Become an Adoptive Family
Become a CASA Advocate
Build a Foster/Adopt Ministry
Community Resources in Capacity
Are you interested in serving children in your home, advocating in court, mentoring, supporting foster families?
The Alliance collaborates with organizations committed to expanding our community’s capacity to care and advocate for children and families in need.
|1HOPE For Kids||http://www.1hopeforkids.org/|
|A World For Children||http://www.awfc.org/|
|The Children's Shelter||https://www.childrensshelter.org/|
|Pathways Youth and Family Services||http://www.pathway.org/|
|Therapeutic Family Life||https://www.tflife.org/|