The System is losing foster parents at a rate of 30-50% each year, and social workers are walking away at a similar rate (roughly 40%), according to the CDC. Let that sink in. Social workers aren’t allowed to put their rage and hurt on social media. They suffer in silence.
Most of us find it hard to imagine the challenges that face children in the foster care system, as it has often been a concept that we’ve heard about, but haven’t had an opportunity to immerse ourselves in. For children, suddenly moving homes, changing guardians and facing the challenges of an unknown future create an incredible amount of fear and anxiety.
For as little as $15 per month, your consistent, reliable gifts allow us to plan ahead, purchasing therapeutic toys and snacks for children entering foster care, and bolstering training resources for our caring companions.
On the eve of Black History Month, I received an email that would change everything and nothing all at once.
We’re Growing. We are so happy to introduce Jodi Kendall as Development Director and newest addition to the Office Moms & Dads family!
You’re tired. I can tell. I’m tired too. I’m tired from putting forth a monumental effort to achieve normalcy, only to have plans upended for the 23rd billionth time. I’m tired from not knowing what the future holds, from being in a constant state of limbo, from being separated from my friends and family, and from not having one ounce of control over my own fate.
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A U G U S T | 2020 Covid Can’t Stop Us Office Moms & Dads was built to be simple – to meet tangible needs during the most stressful time in a family’s life. And so it is during these uncertain times, that we have been able to press on, laser-focused on doing good, […]