Being foster families ourselves, we understand the difficulties that families face that are extremely confusing, challenging, and lonely.
Our peer-to-peer groups for foster families to come together to learn from and support each other.
Melissa Whitling, a trauma therapist at Rural Mental Health in Oil City, to lead a trauma focused support group.
Annette Bove, Life and Wellness Coach, teaches parents how to incorporate self-care, meditation, and relaxation techniques into their homes.
Our local expert series brings agencies from within our community to share about the programs to assist our families and the children in their care.
The Furniture program provides furniture to our foster families to provide for the foster children in their care.
Many of our beneficiaries of our furniture program have accepted placements and need basic furnishings such as beds, tables, and chairs.
Recycling your gently used furniture helps preserve the environment and helps a family in need.
Many furniture donations are tax tax-deductible!
We are collaborating with Hope 21, Crisman's Little Britches, ABC Family, Grace Community Bible Fellowship, and Blessings to easily provide for foster families who receives an emergency placement.
We have families who are caring for children who have additional needs that we are seeking help from the community to serve.
When children are removed from their primary caregiver and moved into a foster home, it is a traumatic experience. Rarely do they come with those special items that comfort them in times of distress.
This program ensures that FosterFAM has money in the budget to purchase these unique items that make the children’s transition from their primary caregiver a little bit more tolerable by giving them items that belong just to them.
FosterFAM has partnered with CASA of Venango County to ensure that children in foster care have a duffle bag to hold their belongings.
When children are removed from their home, it is happens quickly with little warning. These children are forced to leave almost everything that belongs to them behind.
Our Kitz for Kids give the children something to pack their belongings in when they are moved.
When we give a child a bag, we add toiletries, blankets, bookds, and toys to help in a small way during this extremely difficult time of their lives.