The Foster Closet Corp

providing free support and resource to foster families

aka The Foster Closet Organization   |   JACKSONVILLE, FL   |  www.fostercloset.org

Mission

..."To look after the orphans" Providing free support and resources to children in foster care, through their caregivers.

Ruling year info

2009

President and Founder

Mrs Tammy McGuire

Main address

730 Saint Johns Bluff Road North

JACKSONVILLE, FL 32225 USA

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EIN

26-2931033

NTEE code info

Foster Care (P32)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Other Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C. (T99)

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Our programs

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Support Group

A local way to give caregivers a break while training the families with the foster care system. We also help them with the loss and unknown issues of the children entering and leaving their home.

Population(s) Served
Caregivers

The Foster Closet enables foster parents, relative and non-relative placements to “shop for free” for gently-used clothing (from infant to adult sizes), toys, car seats, and other items they need take care of the foster children entrusted to them. Through generous donations by the local community, the Foster Closet provides them with everything they need to thrive in a new home environment.

Population(s) Served
Families
Children and youth

We offer Free tutoring to children in foster care or adopted from FFoster care.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Giving furniture and supplying a healthy guidance into a Teens future on their own.

Population(s) Served
Young adults

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Our results

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Population(s) Served

Family relationships

Related Program

Foster Closet Storefront

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Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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PROJECT MOMA life skills program to help young moms aging out of foster care
Foster Closet Corporation’s Project Mom will enable young mothers aging out of foster care with the skills
to break the cycle of their past and empower them to be successful women and mothers. • A concise program summary of project goals/objectives including specific steps to meeting those goals/objectives. GOALS –
 To impower young mothers aging out of foster care in Northeast FL, with the skills that will form a solid foundation in supporting their family. Showing each young mom, the fundamental skills and mentorship lacking because of their past undeveloped relationships. Project mom will instruct each young woman the value of discipline and different proven life skills techniques that will create a productive environment for themselves and their children.  Project Mom, through Foster Closet Corporation, will be teaching young women in poverty how they are able to use their food stamps and the WIC program (WIC is a supplemental food and nutrition education program for Women, Infants and Children.) to provide healthy meals, for their families and eating out should not be the everyday alternative. Project mom will teach mothers how to bring an effective action to their in-home finances given to them by state-funded programs, which are automatically given to them because they have aged out of foster care. Project Mom, will provide them the techniques and knowledge of saving verses spending.

• Whether your program offers a strategic, comprehensive and integrated approach (e.g. wraparound services) or partners with other non-profits to achieve this approach. Successful grants to date have addressed a multitude of needs such as career education/training, case management, participant readiness assessment, participation incentives, childcare, transportation, access to other services, and mentorships.
o Foster Closet has seen our monthly training for foster families (from 2014-2019) to be a huge success and know what it takes to train young adults aging out of foster care. Project Mom will offer free child care, so that no young mother has to worry about who to find to watch their child while they are attending our 4-6-week Saturday training course. We have a multitude of volunteers ready to provide childcare on the days needed.
o Through partnerships with Family Support Services of Northeast Florida (FSS) our project moms are given bus fare to attend our weekly classes. FSS under the Department of Children and Families (DCF) have a wonderful relationship with Foster Closet Corp. with immediate access to administration. Foster care agencies such as, Daniel, Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS), as well as Children’s Home Society (CHS) are all directly associated in supporting Foster Closet Programs since 2009.

We are waiting for COVID to lift, so that volunteers are willing to help with childcare.
o Through partnerships with Family Support Services of Northeast Florida (FSS) our project moms are given bus fare to attend our weekly classes. FSS under the Department of Children and Families (DCF) have a wonderful relationship with Foster Closet Corp. with immediate access to administration. Foster care agencies such as, Daniel, Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS), as well as Children’s Home Society (CHS) are all directly associated in supporting Foster Closet Programs since 2009.
_We will also be asking our Foster Closet Volunteers and Foster Closet High School Clubs to help with our childcare needs.

We have everything and everyone in place and ready to train, and facilitate the partnerships, however, just waiting for COVID to lift enough to where we can guarantee childcare for the 5 hours a Saturday for 6 weeks.

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The Foster Closet Corp

Board of directors
as of 5/20/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Tammy McGuire

The Foster Closet Organization

John McGuire

Entrepenuer

Jessica Bradstreet

Clinical Social worker

Eric Bradstreet

Attorney

John Albritton

Integrity Roofinf

Mark Cool

Mark Cook Accounty

Greg Huntington

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Organizational demographics

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White/Caucasian/European
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Female
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