Supporting foster families in building better futures for children and youth
Fostering Futures NY, and its parent organization Welfare Research, Inc., are most grateful for the generous donations recently provided by the Troy Savings Bank Foundation and Stewart's Shops Holiday Match program. Through generous donations like this, FFNY is able to continue recruiting and coordinating teams of volunteers to provide practical help to foster families caring for children placed in their homes. Quality foster parents are unsung heroes who deserve the community's support. Thank you to our generous community.
FFNY teams provide stability, enriching experiences, and vital community connections for foster families and children in the Capital Region. Since the program began in 2014, FFNY has:
FFNY is grateful for the financial support it has received from community partners and individual donors. Their generosity will allow us to both maintain the program and expand it to serve more foster families and children.
After fostering more than 150 children in 22 years, Cindy and her husband were approaching burnout. “I thought we were going to have to give up fostering. Now I have a list of ten people to call when I need help, and it’s made all the difference.” — foster parent
"As I sat last night playing cards with one of our family's children while another put my hair into seven pony tails, I just found myself smiling. The project is a joy in and of itself, but there is also a benefit to a stressed child welfare system, to our community and congregation, and of course, to a child." — team member
Foster parenting is a difficult job. Even experienced foster parents say that sometimes they need a little help from caring friends. FFNY provides a source of needed support for foster families and vital community connections for children and youth in foster care.
FFNY teams serve as "extended families" for foster parents and children. Team members pitch in when foster families ask for help with everyday tasks, affirming the value of what foster parents do and encouraging them to keep on doing it.
FFNY brings together a unique network of caring organizations and individuals. Public and private foster care agencies, community service groups, and a wide range of community partners collaborate to ease the burden on foster parents and improve quality of life for children and youth in care.
Community organizations help recruit members for their own FFNY teams. No financial or structural commitment is needed; training and ongoing supervision is provided by FFNY.
Businesses, service organizations, and other community groups can help out by sponsoring a team or FFNY event.
To join, please contact us with your request. Be sure to include your full name, email address, and “Newsletter” in the subject line. Thank you.Contact Us