The FaithBridge difference rests in the local church and a model we call Community of Care.

The foster care crisis in the U.S. can be summed up in three words: capacity, stability and quality. There are not enough homes to serve the children in the system (capacity), which forces children to be moved from home to home (stability). And as a result, statistics and stories have shown that foster children have a higher risk of juvenile delinquency and other negative outcomes in adult life (quality).

FaithBridge Foster Care believes that the local church with its existing infrastructure, vibrant ministries and caring congregations can address the problems of capacity, stability and quality. With a scriptural mandate to care for the orphan and more than 400,000 churches and 100 million evangelical Christians nationwide, the local church is uniquely positioned to solve the foster care crisis in this country.

FaithBridge Foster Care and the local church

FaithBridge Foster Care partners with local churches to create independent foster care ministries that address the foster care problem in that church's surrounding community. We work with the church to manage all aspects of the ministry including training, certification and ongoing operational support. In addition, FaithBridge acts as an intermediary with government agencies, aiming to reduce the administrative burden on our foster families. But most importantly, we create within the church a small group network, known as the FaithBridge Community of CareSM, which provides unparalleled resources and support to foster families and children.

See how the local church addresses the foster care crisis in a sample suburban county.