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Compelled to Care supports families so that they can care for kids longer.
WHEN YOU GIVE TO COMPELLED TO CARE...
You are supporting the recruitment of more foster parents in WA state in collaboration with local foster care agencies and DCYF through the We Foster Wa Initiative.
Recruitment with collaboration is more efficient because it eliminates competition, increases efficiency and results in more licensed foster homes.
We collaborate with 8 local foster parent licensing agencies and the statewide DCYF recruitment team. We support over 500 people going through the licensing process from all over WA state online.
You are directly providing needed supplies for foster kids and kids in crisis through The Care Box Project.
When children come into foster care they come with nothing or just what they can quickly fit in a garbage or shopping bag. The Care Box Project not only provides needed supplies and comfort to the child, it also equips the police officers, social workers and foster parents with what the child needs in an emergency situation so that they can focus on the things that only they can do.
We have given over 500 Care Boxes to organizations from Grays Harbor to Snohomish counties since November 2019.
You are funding programs that sustain and strengthen families so that they can keep caring for kids longer.
30-50% of foster parents quit within their first year. The average length of time a child is in foster care is about a 1.5-2 years. In order to prevent a child from having multiple placements which results in an increase of trauma and educational delays we must retain the foster parents we have with support and training.
If reunification is not an option and adoption is necessary the behaviors experienced in foster care do not automatically go away. When families adopt they need to be supported and in a community of people who "get it" to prevent disruption.
We serve over 500 families through our online and in-person events and serve 80 moms annually through the Restore Retreat.
You are equipping the church and the local community to care for foster, adoptive and kinship families as they care for the most vulnerable.
We are launching a second support community in Grays Harbor County in January 2022 with the partnership of four other churches. Our goal is to partner with churches and plant Compelled to Care Communities throughout Region 6 - which are the counties south of Pierce County and along the southern coastline. We feel this area is lacking support and resources so we are excited to target this area first.
Our strategy is to produce curriculum for kids and adults similar to programs like ReEngage, Celebrate Recovery or Alpha that high capacity volunteers can use to host monthly dinners, small groups can use in their homes or individuals can use on their own.
You are preventing youth from dropping out of high school, experiencing poverty & homelessness, human trafficking, prison and negative generational cycles.
When you intervene and care for vulnerable kids you prevent future systemic barriers that plague kids who age out of the foster care system. When you support families you change the direction of children's lives and prevent systemic problems. If you care about education, poverty, homelessness, human trafficking, overcrowding in prisons you care about foster care, kinship care and adoption.
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