Did you know that 50% of foster families quit after just one year?

One of the top reasons they stop is that just don’t get a break when they need it. The strict state requirements for providing respite care (babysitting) for a foster child it has made the task of finding childcare nearly impossible for many foster families.

The South Texas Alliance for Orphans is determined to change this!

At this Babysitting Collaborative event, we have partnered with 12 local foster agencies to combine the multiple training steps and simplify the paperwork process.  Certification that used to take weeks can now be completed in just one day! We have even partnered with local companies for free and discounted services.

Register today – spots are limited and we will likely sell out! (LIMIT 35!!)

* You must be 18 years of age to complete this training. * Total out-of-pocket costs for certification will be approx. $60 ($45 FBI fingerprinting, and $15 event registration). *The Alliance is covering the CPR/First Aid class for the first 30 to register and CommuniCare is also donating the TB Tests!

You can be an integral part of keeping children in foster care in a secure and loving home. By giving their foster parents the breaks they need, they’ll be able to refresh, refocus, and re-enter the mission field of loving our city’s most vulnerable kids.

Participating agencies: 1HOPE for Children, A World for Children, Bair Foundations, Boysville, Children’s Shelter, Divinity Family Services, Families Especial, Pathways Youth and Family Services, Providence Place, SJRC, Therapeutic Family Life, and Upbring.