Articles related to: support foster care
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Many folks want to support foster care, but aren’t in a position to open their homes to a child or youth in care.
Is it still possible to help? Absolutely! Here are ten ways you can step forward to support foster care.
- Hire a Youth in Care
Are you a small business owner or manager? Do you hire for summer/after school/weekend work? Reach out to your local fostering agency and submit a job description. If
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May is National Foster Care Month.
What does that mean? Why does it exist?
It isn’t a celebration of foster care. Foster care occurs when families do not have the supports they need to safely keep children in their homes, so that’s not something for which we should break out the party hats.
What is National Foster Care Month all about?
National Foster Care Month is a time to bring the conversation of foster care
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Why JRI Foster Care?
According to our most recent foster family surveys, foster parents choose to work with JRI Foster Care because of the support they receive from our team and our agency. If you’ve never done foster care, it might be hard to know what you would need in terms of support and what to look for in an agency. Well, wonder no more! Here are the supports JRI Foster Care provides and why
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This month, JRI Foster Care is hosting a book drive. To be perfectly honest, we have no end date for this and hope to keep our book list ever-growing, but we’ve decided that now is the time to start this movement.
Why books? With all of the moving parts of foster care, all of the challenges facing children and youth in care, what good is a book going to do? It is a fair questions
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“Remember that no one succeeds alone. Never walk alone in your future paths.” –Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayer
There are days and nights when we all feel alone. Our staff, our children, our foster parents, our biological parents…Probably even the judges presiding over these fragile lives feel alone.
But we never are. Not a single one of us. And we shouldn’t be.
We are part of a caring community. We are surrounded by friends