We use a small group ministry model called the FaithBridge Community of CareSM (CoC) that surrounds foster families and foster children in loving, stable environments made up of trained volunteers.
The CoC helps find resources, such as clothes and toys, and act as an extended family, providing respite services (overnight childcare), tutoring, babysitting, mentoring, transportation and other assistance, when needed.
Providing this kind of support encourages good, stable families to become foster families. Nationally, almost half of the foster families drop out every year because they are overwhelmed. The CoC ensures that FaithBridge foster families have the help they need when they need it and is largely the reason for our 96-percent foster family retention rate.
"We would not, and could not, have become foster parents without knowing we had some practical support on this journey. We don't have family here and our friends do not feel called to help with foster care. We knew we could not do it alone and when we learned about FaithBridge, we decided that this was a way we could become foster parents."
-FaithBridge foster parents