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We are pleased to announce a $10,000.00 grant from Marjorie Rockwell Fund for the Disabled of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region(CFGCR) Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region(CFGCR). The generous financial support from CFGCR will be used to support continued operations of FFNY and will allow FFNY to increase the number of foster families who can be served across the Capital Region.

FFNY is honored to be supported by and partner with such a wonderful organization. Since 1968, The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region has provided an effective means for people who care about this community to be part of shaping its future. The Community Foundation offers donors a complete toolkit for charitable giving, expert assistance in learning more about the causes they care about, and the opportunity to join others with similar interests to learn and give together. The Community Foundation distributed nearly $4 million in 2015 to more than 1,000 nonprofit organizations in the Capital Region and beyond. With assets of more than $61 million, the Foundation is comprised of more than 420 charitable funds created by a diverse group of individuals, families, and corporations.

FFNY is honored to be listed among those organizations that are supported by the CFGCR.

Revitalizing Recruitment
Practical strategies for finding and keeping foster, adoptive, and kinship homes

This guide summarizes best practices currently used in recruitment and retention of foster and adoptive families.

Local social services districts and voluntary agencies direct substantial resources towards finding and keeping qualified foster and adoptive homes. This work holds both opportunities and challenges, such as finding homes that reflect the characteristics of children in care, including culture, race, ethnicity and language. Agencies strive to recruit homes that meet the needs of children: keeping siblings together, homes for older youth, as well as homes for children with complex physical and emotional needs. This guide is intended to be used by local districts and voluntary agencies to help meet their recruitment challenges.

Funded by a federal diligent recruitment grant to the New York State Office of Children and Family Services from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau, the resource was written and compiled by WRI.


WRI provides technical assistance to human services agencies that face the challenge of serving their clients in today's rapidly changing environment.

For more than 45 years, public and private agencies have chosen WRI to enhance and augment their organizational and staff capacity. WRI offers creative, effective, and prompt support — when you need it, for as long as you need it, at an affordable price. Learn more . . .

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Fostering Futures NY
Supporting foster families in building better futures for children who have been abused and neglected

Fostering Futures NY (FFNY) is a new program administered by WRI that recruits and trains teams of volunteers from the community to offer natural and practical supports to foster families. Serving as an "extended family" for foster parents and children, FFNY teams provide stability, enriching experiences, and vital community connections. read more . . .