Nothing compares to the experience of growing up in a warm and loving home. Unfortunately, many of today’s youths have been growing up without the opportunity to have a place they can call home––a place where they can feel welcome and cared for.
That’s why we’re proud to introduce today’s local spotlight: Florida Foster Care Review. Learn all about this local organization and how you can help to make a difference in the life of a child through the sections below.
About Florida Foster Care Review
Founded in 1989, Florida Foster Care Review continues to honor their mission to “engage community volunteers to advance the safety, stability, and success of children in foster care by connecting them to essential services, supportive relationships, and permanent families.”
While the impact of the foster care system can be felt across the nation, it’s particularly apparent here in Florida. About 28% of Florida’s aged-out youth experience homelessness. Furthermore, only 1.8% of adults formerly in foster care earn a college degree.
The Florida Foster Care Review aims to reduce these numbers, one child at a time.
Permanency Roundtable Program
One of the main aspects of Florida Foster Care Review is its Permanency Roundtable Program.
The Permanency Roundtable Program works alongside other organizations to achieve permanency for youth in foster care. Their goal is to replace the inevitability of “aging out” and supplying permanent families for youth prior to turning 18.
It is vital for the success of these children to find forever homes, so they are armed with the right foundations and skills to face adulthood.
How You Can Help
If you’d like to do you part to help, Florida Foster Care Review offers several ways:.
Volunteer: Lend a hand by becoming a Community Consultant for a Permanency Roundtable or serve on a Citizens Review Panel.
Join: Partake in various events hosted by the Florida Foster Care Review, such as the annual Claws for Kids at Joe’s Stone Crab.
Engage: Raise awareness of the needs of youth within foster care by following Florida Foster Care Review on social media and signing up for their newsletter.
Support: Florida Foster Care Review wouldn’t be able to make the impact it has without the generosity of its donors. Become a monthly donor, event sponsor, or even a Legacy Circle Member.
Help Florida’s Youth With Florida Foster Care Review
Ready to make a difference in your community? Follow the Florida Foster Care Review on Facebook for the latest news and additional ways you can help.