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Boost A Foster Family, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Gift Distribution, Human Services

Mission: Providing assistance to Arizona foster families and those seeking foster care licensure.

Results: We have fulfilled over 200 requests for items such as fire extinguishers, rabies vaccines, smoke and CO detectors, magnetic cabinet locks, gun safes, trigger locks, CPR classes, physicals, and more.

Target demographics: low-income kinship foster families needing to overcome obstacles to licensure

Direct beneficiaries per year: 100+ families

Geographic areas served: Every corner of Arizona

Programs: We provide items that the state requires to become a licensed foster parent. Boost a Foster Family is a Qualified Foster Care Charity for the Az Tax Credit.

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Debbie McIntyre D.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is an amazing charity that wants to help anyone become a foster family. I have been so excited to watch them get going, and start giving families the boost they need to get through licencing.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Boost a Foster Family is a great nonprofit organization that is making a difference in the lives of many children and helping kinship families get licensed for foster care. In the short time I have been working with Jenny she has been very responsive to my emails and provides the requested donated items in a timely manner. Jenny drops the donations off at my office, which is a great personal touch and an opportunity to talk with her in person. The kinship families working with Arizona's Children Association and the staff appreciate the support of this organization. I know that many kinship families would not be able to get licensed without the support of Boost a Foster Family.

2 Esthela_M

Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience was divine with Boost a family. I found myself in a hopeless hardship with no transportation to work nor a way for me to fix my vehicle issue. Boost a family were so compassionate and ready to help me. Their action of determination to help me, truly touched my heart because I really was down on my lucky and didn't have emergency money put away. Sincerely, I would like to thank all the kind hearted people who have donated and the hard working people behind the scenes to helping families like mines to get back on track. I appriciate all your hard work and dedication to helping others in need. THANK YOU!

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Boost A Foster Family goes above and beyond to help and serve families. I am so grateful for this organization and all that they have done for the families I work with.

4 Renee G.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a licensing worker who works with Kinship foster families in the State of Arizona. BOOST A Foster Family is an extremely user-friendly non-profit organization that has greatly benefited Arizona's foster families who are in need since their debut. They provide household items for foster families that will assist them in passing their state Life Safety Inspection (ie., smoke detector, fire extinguisher, trigger-locks for firearms, etc.) as well as a brand new comfortable mattress to ensure children in these homes have a place to lay their head at night. In addition, they provide other items of furniture and "birthday surprises" for children in care. They are extremely responsive to licensing workers and agencies overseeing these homes. I personally have asked for very last minute items for a family whose home inspection was coming up quickly, and the items were in my hand the next day due to diligent volunteers that truly care about foster families. I would and actually do recommend this non-profit to all of my families involved in the child welfare system. They are very understanding of what foster families go through and willing to help them through the licensing process if there is a financial need or other type of barrier.

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This fabulous agency has gone above and beyond to help the families they serve.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Boost A Foster Family has proven to be an incredibly helpful and efficient nonprofit. The assistance they have provided to several of our Arizona kinship families has made a big difference. Our foster families are held to high standards and many lack the resources or time to obtain the necessary bedding, safety equipment, and other costly items required of them; Boost A Foster Family makes it possible for families to get everything they need! My foster families are so grateful - and as a worker, so am I!

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Boost a Foster Family is a new nonprofit that is making changes in our community and how kinship families become licenced! In our short amount of time getting to know Jenny and the Boost team, we have been able to support an amazing amount of relatives taking care of other relatives in foster care. Jenny has a quick response time, within minutes, to initial requests and homes have what they need within a few days to make sure they can pass an inspection. Jenny makes personal drop offs and can connect families to other needs outside the license requirements which makes her an invaluable part of the team. We at Arizona's Children Association appreciate her support of all kinship families.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer with this charity and a board member. I have the joy of delivering items to the licensing workers who have identified families in need, as well as overseeing drives to benefit Boost. I love what I do! We have no paid staff and each volunteer brings their own diverse gifts and talents to this charity. I am so proud to be part of such a wonderful organization that is truly making the difference in the lives of Arizona foster families. Everyone on the team goes the extra mile. We would love more volunteers!

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Boost A Foster Family is amazing! They quickly got back to me every time I requested assistance for my foster families! They have a caring and understanding staff and even went out of their way to deliver the items to my office! Boost A Foster Family provides help to families who otherwise would find it very difficult to get licensed or maintain their compliance with licensing requirements. I am grateful for their assistance as well as my families!

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Boost A Foster Family is incredible. They have helped many of my foster families and appreciate all they do. There is no task they can't handle. Boost A Foster Family are quick to solve my request. They are amazing and greatly appreciate the work they are doing for our Arizona kinship families. A million thanks for everything you do.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Amazing work! This organization goes above and beyond to help families. Extremely helpful and caring staff!