Foster Village is here for families every step of the way. Through our resource centers and therapeutic coaching and support, we help equip caregivers so they can focus on helping the children in their care thrive.
Foster parents often feel tired and alone. Most families foster for less than a year, citing burnout and lack of support as the reason they stop. At the same time, 85% of people who are not foster parents say they care about vulnerable children and want to help.
Foster Village bridges this gap between foster families and caregivers and those who want to help, meeting practical needs and providing holistic support beyond the system.
Together, we can make sure foster families and children have their basic needs met, connect foster families to resources and to each other and advocate for change in the system, creating a better future for our community, our children and the caregivers who raise them.
We are here to care for the caregivers and empower children and families to overcome adversity. If you are a foster parent or caregiver in need of resources, please visit our For Caregivers section to find out how we can serve you.
Our children need more than a system; they need a village. In fact, 90% of the families we serve cite the support they receive from Foster Village as one of the primary reasons they are able to keep fostering.
You can help be the village of love and support for a child in foster care, whether you volunteer, give or start your own location. Get involved today!
After the successful launch of our Austin, Texas location in 2016, Foster Village created an Affiliate Program that allows groups nationwide to launch their own non-profit using the Foster Village model, brand and network of collaboration. Each location is a separate 501c3 organization with a shared mission.
Foster Village Austin creates connection with dignity for children and families experiencing foster care by meeting urgent needs, providing educational and emotional support, and advocating as a collective community voice for children. This June, we're enlisting the help of kids and families across our region to help us raise funds and awareness by hosting a lemonade stand in their neighborhood.
What a year it's been! Thanks to the generous support of the community beyond the system, Foster Village has met the needs of more than 2,000 local children in 2021. We continue to build the most incredible team of child welfare warriors to make this mission even more sustainable, impactful, and scalable, and we're hopeful as we look toward the future. Here’s to continuing to lock arms together to bridge every gap, to see families restored, and to ensure safe and stable permanency for every child. Check out our full year end impact report.
Our goal is to make your life easier, foster parents. We know first-hand how overwhelming those first days with a new placement can be, and we are here to connect you with the items you need as you welcome a new child into your home. We have child-friendly, trauma-informed Resource Centers in North Austin and Dripping Springs that are home-like havens stocked with basic necessities for children entering your care and available at no charge to you. All you have to do is request them!
Your support gives vulnerable children and families the village of support they need to thrive.DONATE