Virginia & Tidewater Friends of Foster Care are Affiliates in serving foster youth across Virginia

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Our Mission

Enriching the lives of foster children in need.

Friends of Foster Care (FFC) 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, FFC strives to ensure that children in the foster care system have access to resources that afford them the opportunity to thrive.

Our Impact for Foster and At-Risk Youth and Their Families

3,302

Total Children Served

45,983

Hours of Tutoring

415

Prospective Foster Parents

2,849

Sponsored YMCA Members

8,335

Birthday & Holiday Wishes Granted

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. 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.

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Latest News & Announcements

Foster CareNews
January 11, 2024

2024 TFFC Foster Care Aware Gala

Please join us for an evening of impact on February 3rd for the Annual TFFC Foster Care Aware Gala. The Foster Care Aware Gala is a gathering to celebrate those…
Foster CareNews
December 22, 2023

A huge holiday thank you!

Wow! We broke so many TFFC records this Holiday season and we could not have done it with out every one of you. To everyone who sponsored a wishlist, volunteered,…
Foster CareNews
November 22, 2023

Join us for cookies and cocoa!

Come join us to take a look behind the curtain of Holiday HQ! Let us show you the over 1000 gift bags ready to go out to our youth. We…

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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!