Introducing Foster Guardian

No one should foster alone.

We want to bridge the gap between caregivers and the support they desperately need so they can keep caring for children who need a safe and loving home.

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    Resource Library Successfully Funded!!!

    We are happy to announce that the funding for Phase 1 of the Caregiver Resource Library has been funded!

    Thanks to your support, we are now adding resources collected from over a dozen agencies to a single, self-service online hub so caregivers can get the support they need, when they need it.

     

    Foster Success Pilot Program

    When supporting kids in “The System”, foster parents can often feel alone and burnt-out from trying to get their kids what they need.

    We are utilizing cutting-edge research and technology, along with a customer service approach, to get foster parents the help they need to keep caring for kids.

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    Kids Are Becoming Homeless

    The Need

    Every night, children are sleeping in offices and orphanages because there are not enough loving homes open to take them. Within the first year of being licensed, 50% of foster families are unable to continue due to lack of support.

    How You can make a difference

    Just like kids in transition need a support team; so do caregivers. You can provide support and encouragement to families who need it most. 

    Or even better, become a Foster Parent and give a child a safe and loving home.

     

    What we do

    Our Programs

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    State of Foster Care Report

    The largest foster care system in Florida, Hillsborough County,  is in a “State of Crisis”. We’ve surveyed caregivers to bring a quantitative perspective to challenges to share with all stakeholders and inform our future initiatives.

    Foster Success Program

    Losing 50% of newly licensed foster homes is a big deal. Foster Parents feel overwhelmed, underappreciated, and often alone when it comes to trying to help the kids in their care. We aim to change that by providing them with Care Navigators so that they never feel alone or unsupported.

    Resource Hub

    When caregivers need help, they often can’t find existing programs. Our Resource Hub will give caregivers a “one-stop-shop” where they can find the help they need, when they need it.

    Foster Parent Bill of Rights

    Changes are needed in the Florida System of Care. We are analyzing existing Foster Parent Bill of Rights in other states alongside caregiver needs in Florida to draft a document to strengthen caregivers ability to care.
    What Drives Us

    Our Mission

    We are on a mission to ensure children in need have a loving family and safe place to call home. Our innovative initiatives aim to bring practical solutions to existing challenges which diminish or disqualify caregivers from their ability to care.

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    Upcoming Events

    Sept 24 - Free Cat Vaccinations

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    Sept 25 - Volunteer Orientation

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