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Incredible Community Support & Inspiration
2022 TFFC Annual Report Overview
From the President
In this year’s annual report, you will find updates on TFFC programs and their outcomes in 2022, along with stories of inspiration that exemplify that incredible support our community offers youth in foster care. We served 832 foster youth, 646 at-risk or underserved youth, and touched more than 700 families with our programming in 2022. We invested over $900,000 in creating opportunities and environments for children and families to thrive, helping students excel in school, youth improve their health and wellness, teens transition to productive adulthood, and families become more stable. I am also pleased to announce that Tidewater Friends of Foster Care celebrated an important milestone in 2021: June marked the 5th anniversary of our founding. So much has changed since the beginning, when we were Norfolk Friends of Foster Care and served just a few hundred foster children.
The State of Foster Care
In total, more than 7200 youth were involved in the Virginia foster care system throughout the year. Despite increases in the number of youth entering foster care, Families First legislation remains an impactful priority at the state and federal level, allowing for greater preventative services and favoring placement with kinship families.
To create opportunities and environments for foster youth and their families to thrive.
To be the most innovative, valuable and inclusive partner in creating community-based support for youth and families in the foster care system.