Mission: Promote the general welfare of foster children.
Programs: Training classes, picnics and other quarterly functions to promote the welfare of foster children. More than 200 foster care families are directly served by the organization.
distribute donated merchandise to foster parents for care of foster children. Approximately 200 foster care families are served by the organization each month.
accomplishments are made possible by the sales from the thrift store. All merchandise is donated.
operate a resource center with new produc useful to foster families. Approximately 100 families per month are served with this program. In addition, a reading literacy program for foster care children was initiated during 2007. There are four (4) more program services: 1. Baby gear loaner program. Foster care parents can borrow child related equipment on a temporary basis. Approximately fifty (50) foster care families are served on a yearly basis. 2. Two (2) post-high school scholarships are offered to any child who has been in the foster care system. Each scholarship is for 500. 3. Conduct a social worker referral program for foster care families in need. As well as, an emergency response program to try to preserve families on the verge of disintegration due to drugs, abuse or prison. Seventy-one (71) families and two-hundred-twenty-one (221) children were served during the year. 4. Provide training to foster parents through saddleback college. Approximately 15 classes per year are offered. 5. Conduct low cost food box program for the community. Approximately 100 boxes are distributed each month.
The Foster Care Auxiliary has had a huge impact in my family. We took in three children from the foster care system to join our already large family. When we needed help with clothes, household items and a stroller the Foster Care Auxiliary was there for us. But the biggest part was the emotional support we felt from the group. We had so many questions and concerns as to what we should be doing to better help the children in our care. Every step of the way the Foster Care auxiliary has been there for us as we built a forever family for the special chi;ldren in our home.
I have seen the changes that people have had in their lives from the help they received from this wonderful agency. I enjoy volunteering and giving to this organization. It has helped out so many foster youth and continues to be a great place to gain resources and awesome things for these children that are often forgotten. I would hope that more people could be aware of the place and help it grow. It is an awesome resource...
As a board member of Foster Care Auxiliary, I have been privileged to watch the organization grow from humble beginnings to a great non-profit that impacts many lives. It is an honor to help foster/adoptive families with their pursuit of offering their homes and hearts to our counties children.