Equipping churches to provide loving homes for children in foster care.

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Our mission

Every year, thousands of children are removed from their biological family because of abuse or neglect. These children deserve a loving home in their community where they can experience stability, love and hope for their future. The church is uniquely positioned and called to answer this need.

The crisis​

There are more children entering into foster care than there are foster families ready to open their hearts and homes.

Every day, in our cities, children are being removed from their biological families due to allegations of abuse or neglect. In addition to this harsh reality, many of these kids are shuffled around and displaced from their communities due to a shortage of loving and supported foster homes.

We believe that the church is uniquely positioned and called to answer this need. Together, we’re working towards a day when there will be a waiting list of families, rather than a waiting list of children in need of a home.

Human Trafficking

According to a 2013 study, more than half of child sex trafficking victims recovered domestically are youth from foster care. 

Homelessness

1 out of 3 youth will become homeless after aging out of the foster care system.

Human Trafficking

Youth in foster care are twice as likely to develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder than a war veteran that has experienced active combat.

Addiction

1 out of 2 youth who age out of the foster care system will develop a substance dependence.

Our strategy

If even a fraction of the churches in our cities raise up one Foster Family with a team of four Support Friends, there will be more than enough families to meet the need.

 

What you can expect from Foster the City

A designed pathway to help your congregation take steps towards helping kids and families in crisis.

Advocate training, support and ongoing coaching to equip them to cast vision, support Foster Families, and manage Support Teams within their local church.

Fresh and compelling resources to cast vision within your church – including videos, sermons, graphics, print material, small group curriculum, a prayer guide, original worship music and much more. Foster the City team members are also available to assist in casting vision.

A digital platform, designed to facilitate the Foster the City community in your church. The Foster the City App is helping us to become a community where no one is overlooked. Features include an onboarding pathway, shared calendar, messaging, and learning resources.