Every child deserves a village of support.
In central Texas, there are currently over 5,600 children in the foster care system. They often come into care with little notice and very few belongings. It’s the foster family’s role to supply these children with basic needs, help them to feel safe and welcomed, and keep up with all of the necessary appointments and paperwork that is required within those first days after a child’s placement.
They shouldn’t have to do this alone.
As a community, we can help these children, foster families, kinship families, and/or biological families by creating a village of support during their time of crisis. Everyone can do something, however big or small… they’re all our children and every one of us is needed.
It takes a village.
Oak Haven, one of Foster Village’s multi-use resource centers for children entering the foster system.