Founded in 2018, the mission of Foster Village Waco is to be a community of support to McLennan County families involved in the child welfare system. Our hope is to come alongside these families and show them that they are not alone. Our goal is to create opportunities for the community to be a “village” of support to these vulnerable and under-served children and families. Foster Village Waco works to create practical opportunities to bridge the gap so that individuals and businesses in the community can be a part of a dense net of support for families in our community.
Our programs aim to meet basic needs, provide therapeutic support, and promote community engagement. We currently distribute donations from the community that are assembled into Welcome Packs for children entering a foster home. Often times these children come with very few belongings, if any at all. We hope to alleviate some of the stress that comes with those first days after placement by delivering items such as clothing, car seats, cribs, back packs, and other basic necessities. We also provide special request therapeutic items such as weighted blankets, infant carriers, and white noise machines through our Project SOOTHe program.
Foster Village Waco is made possible through community support and involvement. Through monetary donations, physical donations, and volunteering we have the ability to be a village of encouragement to the thousands of Central Texas children who need to know that they are seen and valued.
It is our goal to ‘be a village’ to these families and children walking through difficult circumstances in our city. Will you join us?
If you are interested in joining Foster Village Waco through volunteer work or other contributions, please e-mail our Volunteer Coordinator, Chloe Smith.
If you are a foster family, kinship family, or reunifying family in need of resources, please fill out a Welcome Pack request form.