Human Services

Foster Care Support Foundation, Inc.

Fostercares

aka FCSF or FCS or FosterCares

Roswell, GA

Mission

To strengthen the ability of foster and relative care families to meet the needs of their displaced children by implementing a community-based resource that can decrease the need for institutionalized care

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Ruling Year

2000

CEO

Mrs. Rachel Ewald

President

Mark G Ewald

Main Address

3334 Trails End Rd NE

Roswell, GA 30075 USA

Keywords

Foster care, foster parents, foster children services, Grands raising grands, relative foster care

EIN

58-2540031

 Number

2126727193

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Foster Care (P32)

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (T19)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Fundraising is always the greatest challenge. Serving thousands of children needing our services is easier to achieve with a supporting budget.

Our programs

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Foster Care Support Distribution

Where we workNew!

Our Results

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Number of children in foster care who have stable placements

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related program

Foster Care Support Distribution

Context notes

Children served and supported with a full seasonal wardrobe of clothing, toys or/and bikes, infant care equipment and/or school supplies

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To strengthen the ability of foster families to meet the needs of their foster children by implementing a community based resource and education that can decrease the need for institutionalized care To help teen foster and relative children learn life skills to successfully age into an adult world with our Hope 4 Tomorrow mentoring program To help children gain self esteem by providing items that they can call their own after loosing all of their belongings from abuse and neglectful pasts The goals are as follow for the next three years. ● 2018 - Serve 4,500 children on a budget of $825,000, a cost of $183 per child ● 2019 - Serve 5,000 children on a budget of $910,000, a cost of $182 per child ● 2020 - Serve 5,500 children on a budget of $1,000,000, a cost of $181 per child

These children enter the system due to abuse, neglect or abandonment with nothing but the clothes on their backs. The physical and emotional trauma these children are forced to endure is a tragedy we can improve. Finding enough qualified loving homes who can afford to care for these children can be a challenge. The financial responsibilities of fostering children often deter qualified families from opening their homes leaving these children to be placed in institutions. FCSF distributes up to $8,000,000 in goods and services annually on a budget of $825,000 with the help from individuals, private and public foundations, faith-based and corporate donations. Partnering with the State Division of Family and Children's Services and other child placing agencies and organizations working with foster children throughout the State. FCSF makes a real difference in the lives of children with 10,000 annual volunteers. FCSF receives no government funds and is the only such successfully ongoing operation of its kind in the country. Our communities partner with FCSF in a venue that is friendly to different methods of giving to help one cause- displaced children at risk.

FCSF's free program is divided into multiple services • Clothing - providing new and gently used clothing since children enter the system with little more than the clothes on their backs. • Infant care equipment to promote safe infant care. • Developmental and social toys, games, bikes, etc. promoting the healthy development of the child • Books, backpacks and school supplies- to succeed academically • Mail-out program for children living too far away from the distribution center. • Annual Prom-a-Palooza - Providing prom dresses and accessories so teens girls to attend high school prom. • Services for grandparents-raising-grandchildren, other relative caregivers as they take in unexpected children • Saturday crafts for kids: engaging community youth to make fun crafts with kids at the FCSF distribution center. • Hope 4 Tomorrow Mentoring program¬ matching professional and responsible adults with displaced teens to help them learn life skills to help them successfully age out into adulthood

Serving over 57,000 children throughout the years, Foster Care Support Foundation has proven to meet the needs of displaced children as they increase requests for service each year. With emails, phone calls and letters from families, caseworkers, State officials and partnering organizations, FCSF realizes the results of the distribution program. Foster Care Support Foundation’s Founder has been recipient of numerous awards and recognition including -2002 DHR Beacon of Light Award -2003 Daily Points of Light Foundation Award -2003 The Commissioners Award from the State of Georgia by Governor Sonny Perdue -2007 Friends of Children Award -2009 The Home Depot Building Community Day Award -2009 CCAI's Angels in Adoption Award, nominated by then Congressman Tom Price -2009 Ruth Massinga Award from the Casey Family Foundation -2011 Proclamation from the Georgia Senate -2011 The Womenetics ‘POW” award winner for innovative female leaders who forge new paths and create leadership models for

Foster Care Support has been successful in serving over 57000 children since incorporation, FCSF continues to reach additional children needing services. Forming a partnership with state and public entities has been successful and enabled us to utilize our strengths of organization and leadership. With the State just recently implementing the new regional kinship care coordinators around the state, it's been easier to reach families needing help. Unfortunately, more children needing help are always a struggle to reach, not knowing when many are located. The courts, foster care system, communities in faith and civic have come together with businesses and neighborhoods to help make a lasting difference for the children of abuse and neglect

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Financials

Foster Care Support Foundation, Inc.

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Senior Staff and Volunteers.

Race & Ethnicity

This organization reports that it does not collect this information.

Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information.

Disability

Diversity Strategies

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Diversity notes from the nonprofit
FCSF has adopted an anti-discrimination policy and do not consider race as an alternative measure of service, hiring or board placement as we feel that would be racist in it's method of intent. FCSF recruits board member by ability, interests, and intent to support and protect it's mission and the children served. The board consists of client informed backgrounds with 3 former foster parents, one adoption and foster care attorney, a former foster child and three adoptive parents, all of which adopted from the foster care system. Whether one would be of one race or another is not a criteria of recruitment to help children in need living in foster care since all races in foster care have similar situations.