Foster Care Awareness month has passed, and we are so happy to have been a part of it with our Foster Care Aware Block Party. We were blown away by the amount of support from the Hampton Roads community and the people interested in taking the next steps to become foster parents. Though the official month has ended, we know that foster care advocates are always looking for ways to spread awareness about the need to good foster parents.
So, what else can you do?
Stay in touch. By liking and following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and signing up for our monthly newsletter, you receive updates from us, the Norfolk Department of Human Services, and other organizations that hold events geared towards recruitment, education and providing resources for foster parents and children. Don’t forget to share our posts and invite others to like our page.
Get involved. There are a number of ways to get involved and help us with our mission of enriching the lives of foster children while they are in care. Whether it’s shopping for birthday or holiday gifts, in-kind donations, corporate sponsorships or pledges, we always greatly appreciate any efforts to help our community’s foster children thrive. Browse our website to find out more information about how you can get involved.
Use your voice. Your voice is one of the most powerful tools for recruiting new foster parents, and spreading foster care awareness is something you can do year-round. If you have friends, family or acquaintances who have expressed their interest in becoming a foster parent but aren’t sure where to start, introduce them to the many resources available through NFFC and the Norfolk Department of Human Services. You can also share our page on Facebook to increase overall community awareness.
We welcome anyone interested in or supportive of foster care, and look forward to expanding knowledge and opportunities for children in our community.