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*Photo: Launch Event of the Foster friendly Business program at the YMCA

THE BUSINESS CASE FOR ENDING VIRGINIA'S FOSTER CARE CRISIS

  • 500 KIDS EXIT FOSTER CARE EACH YEAR WITHOUT A FAMILY

  • 89% BECOME ADDICTED, HOMELESS, INCARCERATED, OR PREGNANT WITHIN 2 YEARS

  • EACH TEEN WHO "AGES OUT" WITHOUT A FAMILY COSTS TAXPAYERS $300,000 OVER EACH KID'S LIFETIME

  • THERE IS A DISCONNECT BETWEEN THE CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM AND LEADERS IN OUR COMMUNITY

  • THE RESULTS ARE BLEAK AND THE NEGATIVE IMPACT STRETCHES ACROSS ALL OF VIRGINIA

This crisis is solvable,

but we have to act now

  • A 2018 VA GOVERNMENT AUDIT REVEALED SERIOUS ISSUES IN VIRGINIA'S FOSTER CARE SYSTEM AND CALLED FOR IMMEDIATE CORRECTIVE ACTION.

  • IN 2020, FEDERAL LEGISLATION MOVES FUNDING FROM GROUP HOMES TO FOSTER HOME, MEANING A DIRE NEED FOR MORE FOSTER FAMILIES NOW.

  • WE HAVE WILLING PARTNERS IN EACH SPHERE - GOVERNMENT, BUSINESS, FAITH, & CREATIVE - WHO ARE READY AND EAGER TO SOLVE THIS CRISIS NOW.

this crisis is solvable. the solution is you.

become a BUSINESS IMPACT PARTNER today

  • IMPACT YOUR

    EMPLOYEES

    Update your company's HR package to include foster-friendly policies that encourage fostering and adopting.

  • IMPACT THE

    COMMUNITY

    Be a Foster-Friendly Business by offering rewards and discounts to children and families in foster care.

  • IMPACT THE

    FUTURE

    Tailor your employee hiring opportunities towards teens/young people who have aged out of foster care.

  • IMPACT YOUR

    PEERS

    Give other socially-conscious business leaders the opportunity to help end one of Virginia's worst social crises by spreading the word about this mission.

  • IMPACT THE

    CHILDREN

    Help us help kids. Become a financial support to Virginia's Kids Belong, the nonprofit partner of this initiative.

  • IMPACT YOUR

    WAY

    We have had many unique offers, such as a financial institution offering to teach free financial literacy classes to birth families. Have a unique idea for impact? Contact us!

 

who's involved?

 

Project+event partners

 

FOSTER FRIENDLY BUSINESSES

 

CORPORATE SPONSORS 

VKB'S BUSINESS ADVISORy COUNCIL

  • DAVID BARRETT

  • SHAWN BOYER

  • TIM CHAPMAN

  • DAN CLEMENTE

  • PHIL COX

  • JULIE DIME

  • TOM FARRELL

  • JERRY KILGORE

  • AARON MATHES

  • ASHLEY WINSKY

  • BRUCE MATSON

  • BOB MCDONNELL

  • ELIZABETH PAUL

  • GENERRA PECK

  • ABBY ROGERS

  • DARRELL AND DONNA SHIRES

  • BOB SLEDD

  • ROBERT WOLTZ

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