Virginia’s Kids Belong mobilizes government, faith-based, business and creative leaders around the goal of permanency and belonging for every child. Combining grassroots and “grasstops” methods, Virginia’s Kids Belong runs innovative initiatives in states to help ensure that every child is in a loving home by: recruiting more foster and adoptive families, engaging wrap-around support for at-risk, foster & adoptive families along the way, and helping youth who have aged out without a family reach their full potential.
Solve the Foster Care Crisis?
You’re probably wondering if a problem so large is really SOLVABLE. We’ve been there, too.
But we’re happy to tell you that with two proven models and a first-of-its-kind solution, the answer is YES. Regardless of your occupation, skill-set, and life stage, you have the unique ability & opportunity to impact the lives of children in foster care.
a coalition of leaders
Government leaders bring convening power and the skills to make widespread system changes, among other things. Change can happen fast when government leaders on all levels are focused on children and families who touch the child welfare system.
Every major faith tradition includes a command to care for vulnerable children. Faith leaders have a unique ability to mobilize and motivate their congregations and members to meet needs that the government simply can’t – and shouldn’t – meet on its own.
Non-profit leaders have a unique wisdom that comes with caring for people on the front lines. VKB engages non-profit leaders to ensure coordination, information sharing and partnerships that can help
Stories move hearts and change the world. Artists have the ability to effect social change unlike any other sphere. We welcome creatives of all types and stripes into our efforts to magnify the faces and voices of children in foster care.
Business leaders not only know how to get stuff done, but they also have the sense of urgency, connections and social capital to actually make sure goals get met. We recognize that business leaders’ hearts and mind are just as valuable as their wallets.