Fostering Strength and Resilience 1 child at a time
Imagine for a moment, a day in the life of a child who has just been removed from the care of their parents by strangers, they feel alone, scared, anxious and don’t understand what is going on. They have to leave home in a hurry with these strangers and often are unable to take any of their belongings with them and might have to wait for hours at the police station, DHS office etc.
This is not just a tale, As a Pediatrician, Dr Effiong is on the front line of caring for these kids, seeing them in the office soon after they have been removed from their homes and they are simply in distress. It is heart breaking to watch these vulnerable kids suffer so much for something they have no control over.
Rates of children in foster care continue to increase across the country, in some cases up to 74%, and one of the most common reasons is due to parental drug use.
Kits of Hope are full of brand-new comforting and essential items for children to bring a smile to their faces and hope to their hearts, to let them know they are valuable and are not alone.
What's in a kit?
- Sipper cup/Bottles
- Brush/Comb set
- Bibs/Burp Clothes
- Small toys & stuffed Animals
Children & Teens
- Hygiene Products
- Brush/Combs/Hair Ties
- Coloring books/drawling books
- Toys/Playing Cards/Books
- Hats & Gloves
We have placed kits in 2 counties in the state at local DHS office, and filled Christmas stockings for a counseling center.
Since November 2019 we have served 110 children in fostercare.