There are lots of ways to get involved serving youth in foster care. Some of them are direct, some indirect, but all of them make a big impact and all of them "count". Below is a list of Needs and Activities on the left and a list of Agencies and Resources on the right for ways you can get involved to help alleviate the foster care crisis in Spokane County. If you have questions, we would LOVE to talk to you. Use the Contact Us page to reach out and we'll get in touch.
Needs and Activities
Become a foster parent. Spokane127 will coach you through the application process.
Become a Foster Care Champion in your church. Lay leaders with a passion for foster care/adoption are needed to inspire, recruit and resource the church in service of youth in care and the adults in their lives.
Become a LIGHT to Social Workers. Child welfare Social workers are on the front lines, interceding on behalf of the most vulnerable children in our city. Yet they often feel they're toiling alone in the dark. When you become a Social-LIGHT ('adopting a Social worker), you provide them with support and encouragement in simple, practical ways, sustaining their critical work and making a huge impact on the kids they serve. Find out more here.
Support foster/adopt/crisis care families. Spokane127 teaches churches how to develop support teams so that foster families are assisted by other families who provide transportation, respite care, child care, home repairs and assistance in many other ways. Including prayer!
Quarterly networking lunches. Connect with other foster families.
Foster Family Rec Night. A few nights a year SpoFI rents a recreation facility for foster families.
Date night. Drop off the kids at a church that provides qualified child care and enjoy a night off! Spokane127 picks up the child care tab.
Agencies and Resources
For additional information about any of these organizations, click on the name of the organization to be taken to their web site.
A Child’s Hope Spokane is a non-profit, licensed child placement agency providing no-fee adoption services to Christian families in Spokane County. At A Child’s Hope, we are committed to serving our families in all stages of the adoption journey. From our first step (introduction class) to the last (adoption finalization) – and beyond – we work hard to support our families, understanding that a significant part of our role is to support them in ministry.
Our goal is to bless and transform the lives of children living in foster care One child at a time. Embrace Washington
FosteringWA is a program of Eastern Washington University and under the auspices of the Family Resource and Training Center (FRTC) seeks to adapt a successful foster parent peer mentoring program to meet the needs of Eastern Washington’s families, as it has been doing in Idaho since 2007.
CASA volunteers advocate for the rights of abused and neglected children between the ages of birth and 17. This is one way the community participates with the social and justice systems to find the best possible solutions for these children.
Safe Families for Children (SFFC) of Eastern Washington is committing to serving families in crises by partnering with the local church, where families open their homes and lives to vulnerable children. Safe Families