Fostering Together is pleased to be able to partner with some amazing agencies, businesses and non-profits who provide services and supports to foster families and the children in their care.

Advocacy/Resource Groups

 


BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse) is a non-profit, 501-C-3 tax exempt organization that exists to provide aid, comfort, safety, and support for children that have been sexually, physically, and emotionally abused. They are dedicated to the principle that one of the basic rights of childhood is to be safe and protected, and when the child’s family and environment have failed them, they stand ready to provide it to them through a variety of services.
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Children’s Alliance is an advocacy group for kids. They work to ensure that laws, policies and programs work for kids, and they hold our leaders accountable until they secure the resources required to make all children safe and healthy.
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Children’s Law Center is an innovative, first of its kind non-profit legal clinic offering free and low cost legal services to provide permanence for Washington’s children in need.  Services will include adoptions, non-parental custodies, guardianships and general advocacy for at-risk or trafficked youth.

 

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Embrace Washington seeks to connect caring individuals and families with vulnerable children in partnership with DSHS, Children’s Administration.
Foster Care and Relative Resource Network
Foster Care and Relative Resource Network (FCRN) is a nonprofit agency dedicated to the support of foster children and their caregivers in Washington State.  They support kids and families with resources such as a clothing bank for new and gently used items, a furniture bank, a library, toys and safety kits. They also sponsor Thanksgiving Baskets, Holiday presents, back to school supplies and other events
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Foster Parents Association of Eastern Washington is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that supports foster parents and provides a consistently strong voice on behalf of all children in Eastern Washington. In order to ensure that foster homes remain the best possible alternative for children needing out of family placement, the Foster Parent Association of Eastern Washington strengthens foster families through training and education, publications, networking among foster parents, legislative advocacy, and linkage with local and state parent associations and child welfare organizations.

 

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Foster Promise evolved in 2008 from the commitment of stakeholder to collaborate in unprecedented ways to achieve new levels of well-being and positive family centered outcomes for children in foster care. Today the Foster Promise coalition is a cross-section of community leaders, community organizations, state government agencies and local businesses. They are all committed to ensuring that every child who becomes part of our collective responsibility has a family and a home that is safe, permanent, and provides a high level of well-being.
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The Foster Youth Continuum of Care is an extension of the Transitions program and Innovative Services NW. It is comprised of a group of community providers committed to working together to “Rethink Foster Care” in Clark County. The FYCC utilizes and unites existing agencies, services, and resources in order to provide the best services possible to current or former foster youth, ages 14-25, as they transition toward independence.
Kitsap Foster Care Association
Kitsap Foster care Association (KFCA) is a non-profit organization formed in 1991. They are dedicated to the foster care system, foster parents and foster children living in Kitsap County Washington. Their membership is strictly voluntary and is made up of foster parents licensed by the State of Washington and other local, private, agencies. They exist to support foster families with first time placements as well as seasoned foster parents

 

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Liberty Road Foundation exists to connect human and financial resources to established non-profits, emphasizing the importance of businesses mobilizing their employees and financial resources to build communities of hope. Fostering Together is proud to be one of these non-profits.
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Mockingbird is a leading advocate for foster care reform built on youth-inspired solutions, powerful coalitions and public support for every child’s right to a safe home and a bright future. Their approach has resulted in award-winning programs so that all youth have access to a good education, quality health care and community support.
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Northwest Resource Associates’ adoption and foster care services range from orientation, training and support of current and prospective adoptive and foster parents to maintaining state, regional, and national photolisting web sites, which feature children waiting for permanent homes. Their programs includes AdoptUSKids.org, Northwest Adoption Exchange, Washington Adoption Resource Exchange and Washington Foster Parent Information Center.

 

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Partners for Our Children was founded in 2007 to focus new thinking, resources and expertise on the state’s child welfare system. They are a first-of-its-kind collaboration between the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, the University of Washington School of Social Work and private sector funding. They share their research findings, disseminate new works, and offer a neutral space where the child welfare community can freely exchange ideas about critical issues affecting children.
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Sibling House is a non-profit committed to supporting foster and adoptive parents who provide care for sibling groups. Their network of homes receive support and encouragement in order to make their role as foster/adoptive parents easier.
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As part of an ongoing commitment to the community, Sleep Country has partnered with local agencies and the community to make a difference in the lives of local foster children. Items donated to Sleep Country Foster Kids are distributed to many agencies including Fostering Together.

 

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Washington Association for Children and Families’ primary mission is to provide services to or advocacy on behalf to Washington State children and their families who are involved or at risk of involvement with the child welfare system. They provide advocacy services and work to represent Child Placing Agencies in Washington State.