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Strong frontline foster families create strong children within their homes. We seek to empower and mobilize the community and church to use their gifts, talents, and resources to support these families.

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Foster Florida began in November of 2015 on Orphan Sunday fueled by a passion to bring awareness to our community about the need for strong families to step into foster care, and the need for them to be supported. We held our first official meeting on December 6, 2015 at the Family Church in Gainesville, FL. Over fifty people showed up expressing a desire to step into foster care or a desire to support foster families. We realized people wanted to help but didn’t know how to take the next steps to saying yes. From here, Foster Florida was born.

What We Believe

We believe God created every person with value.

We believe the local church is the answer to the foster care crisis.

We believe foster families thrive when cared for as a complete unit.

We believe communities thrive when people use their skills and resources to serve the needs of others.

We believe there is a place for everyone in the foster care community and everyone can do something.

What We Provide

Throughout Florida, over 20,000 children live in out-of-home care, a rate that is higher than the national average. In some areas of the state, an average as high as 15.7 children per month are removed from the homes of their biological families. These children need a safe place to land. They need strong families that will step into their time of need.

Bringing a new child into the home, especially a child from trauma, will require time for adjustment, loving, creating felt safety, and strengthening these family characteristics. Families can do this better when they have a system of care, from their local community and churches, supporting them.

For the ones neglected, the ones forgotten, the ones in need, we must step up. We meet the needs of our local foster families by providing four pillars of support: meals, prayer, financial support, and childcare.

Foster Florida also partners with local non-profits in a coordinated effort to provide holistic care to vulnerable populations.