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Our Mission

Enriching the lives of foster children in need.

Tidewater Friends of Foster Care (TFFC) is committed to enriching the lives of foster children in our community because we believe that every child deserves an opportunity to thrive! Due to the inherent instability in family environments, foster children often miss out on key elements of a healthy and happy childhood, such as consistent family routines, enrollment in a single school system, and participation in enriching activities. Consequently, these children struggle emotionally and academically, with outcomes that reflect this strife.

Through its philanthropy, TFFC strives to ensure that children in the foster care system have access to resources that afford them the opportunity to thrive.

What We Do

We are committed to raising awareness of the needs of children in foster care and increasing the number of available foster family homes. Tidewater Friends of Foster Care also works to provide enrichment programs that bridge the gap between what is available from public services and those elements that are essential to a healthy, happy and thriving childhood.

Outreach

By partnering with municipalities and local organizations, we are dedicated to providing education, resources, and support to foster parents and foster children.

Tutoring

We contract exceptional, highly qualified tutors with the experience and training to work one-on-one with foster youth that needs extra support to be successful in school.

Extracurricular Activities

We support foster children’s participation in sports and other activities that will enrich their childhoods, provide stress relief, and enhance participation in the community.

Birthdays & Holidays

There is no shortage of gifting occasions and we work hard to make birthdays and holidays extra special by coordinating personalized gifts for children in foster care.

Camperships

With our partnership with the YMCA and a particular focus on sending siblings who are placed in separate homes to camp together, our kids have unprecedented access to top-tier summer camps.

Learn more about how we help

Latest News & Announcements

News
July 19, 2021

Summer Newsletter

Get the latest News and Updates: July 2021 Issue 19 Another Year of Tutoring Complete! Foster Care Aware 2021 was a huge success! Save the Date: October 16, 2021 The…
News
April 1, 2021

Spring Newsletter

Get the latest News and Updates: The Prospective Parent Program is working! Introducing The 962 Club! Foster Care Aware Virtual Summit is near. TFFC Quarterly Newsletter - Vol 18 by…
News
June 23, 2020

Join the 757 Challenge by J & A Racing

Do you run or walk for exercise?  If so, put on your sneakers and join the 757 Challenge to help support the TFFC tutoring program! Sponsored by J & A Racing,…

Our Impact for Foster Children and Families

969

Total Children Served

21,295

Hours of Tutoring

379

Prospective Foster Parents

825

Sponsored YMCA Members

3200

Birthday & Holiday Wishes Granted

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Our Sponsors

We are grateful to the corporate sponsors, who support our mission and the youth we serve in so many ways!