FOSTER CARE

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY

OUR MISSION

Foster Care Ministry exists to break the cycle of social, material, and spiritual poverty of children in crisis as a tangible expression of God’s love.

OUR VISION

The vision of Foster Care Ministry is for every underserved child in crisis in the Seattle area to grow up in a safe, secure, and Christ-centered home.

WHY FOSTER CARE?

You have an incredible opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus by helping children of families in crisis.  The realities of children in foster care are heartbreaking: 

  • 80% of inmates incarcerated in prisons spent time in foster care

  • 50% of people experiencing homelessness spent time in foster care

  • 60% of child sex trafficking victims have a history in the child welfare system
     

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

Whatever your age, season in life, or availability of time may be, there are ways you can get involved to keep children safe and families intact:

  • Be a Foster Family – Provide temporary custody or guardianship for children whose birth parents are unable to care for them.

  • Be a Safe Family – Voluntarily host children in your home on a temporary basis (typically 2-7 days)

  • Be a Family Coach – Help families in need reach their goals and provide encouragement to Foster Families and Safe Families.

  • Be a Family Friend – Encourage and support, and provide goods and services to Foster Families and Safe Families
     

OUR PARTNERSHIP

We can’t do this work alone so we have partnered with Olive Crest.

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FOSTER CARE PATHWAY

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CONTACT

Want to learn more?  Please email fostercare@anccbellevue.org if you have additional questions.