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Message in Response to COVID-19

Our hearts go out to our partner agencies who are on the front lines of managing the physical and emotional toll of the COVID-19 pandemic. WRI stands ready to be of any help we can be in this difficult time. We are in this together. To all of you and your loved ones, we wish safety and hope for healthier times ahead.


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.
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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 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 . . .

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.