The Faith Foster Families Network
Empowering Foster Families, Foster Youth and those impacted by the foster care system.
Educating community on fostering and adopting, educating foster families
on parenting, job readiness for foster youth.
Foster family & youth mentoring, mental health support.
Encouraging new families to become foster/adoptive parents,
emergency fostering, respite care.
Tangible Resource Distribution:
Supplies, clothing, furniture, etc., for foster youth / families.
Community Partners & Supporters
The vision of the 3FN project was launched in June 2017, when a group of ministries and faith-based organizations in partnership with the Center for Strategic Partnerships and the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), hosted a Fostering Home event in South L.A. aimed at recruiting resource families and "fast-tracking" those interested persons through the approval process. Th response of the faith community in South Los Angeles was an unexpected welcome. At that time, faith leaders were enlightened about the crisis facing foster families and children in their community and wanted to go beyond a single recruitment event. Their vision was to build a network of support, uniting all their congregations in an effort to better support the children and families they serve, and to connect with work with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). The faith leaders recognized that the need requires a community movement and collective response. In order to make an impact, it would require them to work together to be able to offer resources, support and sustainability that extends far beyond what is possible for a single organization. In February 2018, the collaborative of six-faith-based organizations and churches in South Los Angeles began working to create a foster care ministry.
“It is easier to build strong children than
to repair broken men.”
Faith Foster Families Network (3FN) mission is to provide resources, well-being, and safety for families and children impacted by the child welfare system. Target Population: Families, children and faith community impacted by the foster care system in South Los Angeles.
To build a network of support, uniting our congregations in an effort to better support the children and families they serve, and to connect with with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).