Nationally, 50% of foster families quit either after the first year or after their first placement, primarily because they didn’t feel supported. The Care Communities model have been proven to retain up to 90% of those foster parents.
A Care Community is a group of 5-8 people/households who come around a foster family to support them. Care Communities members volunteer 1-2 times per month by providing meals, helping with childcare, mentoring, transportation, household duties, etc. as needed by foster families.