Updated: Mar 7
There are more kids waiting for families than families waiting for kids.
50% of foster parents quit within the first year.
Miami County - 60 children
Montgomery County - 650 children
Wraparound support teams "aka Care Communities", increase retention rate to 90%.
Composition: 5-7 other units. Team Leader, Mentor, Tutor, Family Helper, Respite, etc.
Support groups also increase retention rate to 90%.
Composition: Organizer, facilitator, cooks, childcare.
Trauma-training for all childcare ministry staff and volunteers throughout Greater Dayton
Recruit More Than Enough foster, adoption, and kinship families until there are more families waiting for kids than kids waiting for families.
Montgomery County: 100 families
Miami County: 30 families
Create 130 wraparound support teams for each and every one of these families.
Create 8 support groups for all families to have access.
Onboard lay-leaders in congregations to lead a supportive ministry.
Find and equip a regional coordinator within Greater Dayton to implement strategy and mobilize the Body.
# of Congregations doing this work
Stand Sundays - 3 Congregations
Care Communities - 4 Congregations, 9 Care Communities
Support Groups - 1
Stand Sundays - 1 Congregation
Care Communities - 2 Congregations, 2 Care Communities
Support Groups - 0
Map: To be update below