Join us on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 as we participate in Arizona Gives Day, 24 hours dedicated to charitable giving statewide. Your gift of any size will help kinship families get licensed to care for foster children. Kinship families are grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings or close friends called upon to care for the children of a family member who is in crisis. Often the tools & skills required for foster care licensure can be overwhelming to families already taking on the emotional and financial burdens of new family members.
Boost a Foster Family was created to meet the needs of low income kinship families applying for foster care licensure. We receive referrals from licensing agencies that are working with families experiencing financial difficulties. We believe that by helping to provide in-kind donations & volunteer services, (such as fire extinguishers, first aid items, paperwork assistance), we can remove some of the obstacles that slow down the licensing process.
Our hope is that our work will allow foster children to be placed with their family members in a timelier manner, avoiding lengthy stays in shelters and outside foster homes, and that these kinship families will fulfill their state requirements and be granted licenses quicker, thus allowing them to begin receiving much needed resources only available to licensed families.