THE FOSTER CARE COMMUNITy
We are so excited to introduce our new Foster Parent Council!
We rallied together an incredible group of current and alumni foster parents, who have all participated in either our Love Box and Dare to Dream programs. This new council exists to give feedback, strategize about program improvements, and help us learn how we can better serve children, youth, and families. We held our first meeting last week, and the council will meet a few times over the course of each year.
At Austin Angels, we believe that foster parents and caregivers are some of the most undervalued, misrepresented, and under-supported population within the child welfare system. They are the unsung heroes and front-line fighters caring for our vulnerable children and youth.
Our programs exist to love and support the children in their homes. So what better way to ensure maximum impact than to give those on the receiving end of our services a chance to directly provide us with feedback, strategize about improvements, and share ideas of how to better serve children and families like theirs.
Click here to meet the council and learn more our wonderful moms and dads who have personally experienced foster care and are now helping to support other caregivers. We're so thrilled to collaborate with them and truly maximize our collective impact on this community.
And a special thanks again to our amazing partners at Capital One Café Domain Northside, who hosted this past meeting and provided workspace, coffee, water bottles, note pads, pens, and lunch for all of the attendees!