Connecting the Community
Did You Know
Among the 400,000 foster children in America, teenagers are the hardest to place with families. Nearly half live in institutions or group homes, and their prospects don’t improve once they “age out” of the system. Nearly one-third of foster boys will go to jail before they reach age 19; foster girls are more than twice as likely to get pregnant as nonfostered teenagers and many foster kids eventually end up homeless. On the whole, foster children are twice as likely as war veterans to develop post-traumatic stress disorder.
Idaho has been ranked as one of the lowest funded states in the nation and in addition has no aging out program. LETS MAKE A DIFFRENCE! Simply choose how you would like to help a foster child on the DONATION PAGE and FCF will match it to a foster child need.
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We Cannot Change What We Refuse To Confront
Our Mission is to build a bridge between our community and existing foster families.
Not every one can be a foster family, in fact most people aren't, but we can all help in some way; but how? Well, that's how FCF of Idaho comes into play. My working partnership with DHW and One Church One Child gives me direct access to the needs of our community foster families. When your donations come into to Foster Care Friends of Idaho, they are directly funnelled into the specific requests that come into DHW.
Many people have a burden for foster care families but feel powerless to help. There are so many things that most kids take for granted that are out of the reach for many foster kids, such as summer camps, church camps, senior photo shoots, school sports, after school sports activities, music lessons, shopping without a voucher, and the list goes on. Shopping for clothes without using a voucher system is foreign to many of these precious children. Christmas time can be extra burdensome for foster families, as it's an expensive time. Many churches and the Soroptomist Club sponsor foster children, but not all get sponsored.
How You Can Help
Donations, either financial via this website, or clothing donations to our FOSTER CLOSET, is one way you can reach out and help! Please call or message me if you have a clothing donation for pick up.
Education and awareness is the first step. The disparity between licensed foster families compared to our population in Ada County and surrounding areas is alarming. If just ONE FAMILY from every local church would become a licensed foster family....the difference in our community would be astounding.
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