May is National Foster Care Month, a time to remember that there are countless ways to show support for children in foster care. Here are a few suggestions:

National Foster Care Month 2016
  1. Become a Foster Parent! There are many types of care that you can provide: traditional foster care, therapeutic care, relative or kinship care. Friends of Youth licenses foster parents, learn more here.
  2. Become a Respite Provider. Respite foster care gives foster parents a break, by providing care for children over the weekend, during vacation, or when the parents need a break. Learn more here.
  3. Create an Internship for a Foster Youth. Contact our Job Developer to learn more.
  4. Adopt a Foster Child. The goal of foster care is finding forever
    families for every child. There are many local organizations that can help, childwelfare.gov
  5. Support our foster care kids by organizing a donation drive, a volunteer event, or a foster kid house party. Learn more here