Our Mission

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 environment, 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 reflecting 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:

  • Outreach to raise awareness of the needs of children in foster care and to increase the number of available foster family homes, thereby reducing the need for group-home placements.
  • 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.

Latest News & Announcements

March 14, 2019 in Foster Care, News

Introducing: It Takes A Village

At Tidewater Friends of Foster Care, one of our biggest goals is to help support new and existing families in foster care. We know that raising children takes a community. Schools,…
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March 10, 2019 in News

A Letter from Tidewater Friends of Foster Care

Dear Friends, You might be aware of an article that recently appeared on the Virginian-Pilot website about foster care problems in Norfolk. We all know that foster care can be…
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February 18, 2019 in Foster Care, Foster Care Aware, Norfolk DHS, Uncategorized

Art Competition By Children In Care Benefiting Children In Care

Join Tidewater Friends Of Foster Care at the Norfolk Department Of Human Services (741 Monticello Ave), where your foster child can have an expressive and creative good time. Here is…
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February 18, 2019 in Norfolk DHS

Norfolk DHS January/February Newsletter

We have a great relationship with the Norfolk Department of Human Services, and they put out a regular newsletter with helpful information for anyone interested in or involved in foster…
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Our Impact for Foster Children and Families

5,267
Hours of Tutoring
1,377
Birthday & Holiday Wishes Granted
128
Prospective Foster Parents
388
YMCA Memberships

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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!

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