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CHILDREN NEED FAMILIES

AND FAMILIES NEED SUPPORT

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CHILDREN NEED FAMILIES

AND FAMILIES NEED SUPPORT

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Coloradans care about kids, but most people aren't sure how to help.

Everyone knows what foster care is, but depressing statistics and rumors of a "broken system" make average people think its better left to professionals and "heroes."

colorado child protection


Coloradans care about kids, but most people aren't sure how to help.

Everyone knows what foster care is, but depressing statistics and rumors of a "broken system" make average people think its better left to professionals and "heroes."

WHen you join our email list, we'll invite you to local events, send you real life foster parent stories, and give you easy ways to jump in with us.

I AM A FOSTER PARENT
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What works?


WHAT WORKSto heal children?

"Anything that increases the number and quality of a child's relationships."

-Dr. Bruce D. Perry

What works?


WHAT WORKSto heal children?

"Anything that increases the number and quality of a child's relationships."

-Dr. Bruce D. Perry

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Why we exist


THE PROBLEM

Say the words "foster care" and you'll likely hear:
"OH. THE SYSTEM IS SO BROKEN."

Foster parents make sure kids aren't left alone in a broken system.

No one claims that foster parenting is easy.

Agencies estimate that 70% of certified homes do not make it through their second year.

Why we exist


THE PROBLEM

Say the words "foster care" and you'll likely hear:
"OH. THE SYSTEM IS SO BROKEN."

Foster parents make sure kids aren't left alone in a broken system.

No one claims that foster parenting is easy.

Agencies estimate that 70% of certified homes do not make it through their second year.

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Mission


WE'RE HERE TO CHANGE THE STORYAs foster parents, we know that people quit because support is hard to find. Few people understand the unique challenges (and joys!) of caring for kids from hard places. And few people know exactly what to do to make foster parenting a little easier on their neighbors (in large part, because most Coloradans have never met a foster parent). 

 

 

Mission


WE'RE HERE TO CHANGE THE STORYAs foster parents, we know that people quit because support is hard to find. Few people understand the unique challenges (and joys!) of caring for kids from hard places. And few people know exactly what to do to make foster parenting a little easier on their neighbors (in large part, because most Coloradans have never met a foster parent). 

 

 

Three Fixes


Three Fixes


ONE SOLUTION, TWO STEPS

Our year-one plan includes two steps to share the burden of foster care in our Colorado communities.

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STEP 1: CHANGE THE STORY

How We'll Do It: In general, two myths persist about foster parents. Either they're "doing it for the money" (sometimes true, but not the norm) or they're a special, heroic kind of person with time and a big heart to spare. Through a public relations campaign based on real life foster parents, Foster Together will introduce you to "someone like you" who makes foster care work, with the right motivations and support from neighbors.

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STEP 2: INVITE NEIGHBORS

How We'll Do it: When tragedy strikes, local communities jump in with tangible relief efforts. Foster care exists as disaster relief in the most tragic of life events for a child. Through Random Acts of Foster Kindness, we connect neighbors with foster parents to meet a simple need like a delicious feast delivered at dinnertime, or transportation for a child's therapy appointments. We make it easy. We make it fast. We make it relational.

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Recruiting Colorado


 

VISION

Celebrating and supporting the healing work of foster parents by giving Coloradans relatable stories and simple calls to action.

 

 

 

 

 

Recruiting Colorado


 

VISION

Celebrating and supporting the healing work of foster parents by giving Coloradans relatable stories and simple calls to action.