“It is very encouraging to see a strong community partner like City Ministries Child Placement Agency step up to get licensed and partner with the King County and DSHS to meet this very critical need-providing safe, nurturing homes for children in crisis.”
King County Council Member, Dist 3
The City Church has launched its own foster care agency to help meet the needs of children in the State of Washington and in particular King County.
In Washington State, alone, there are more than 10,000 children currently in foster care – a 22% increase over the last two years. Statistics are projecting an even greater increase over the next five years.
Last year in Washington State, over 19,000 children needed a safe place to stay…they needed a foster home. While some of these children went back home or to live with relatives, thousands remained in care.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
You Can help by opening your heart – pray for more foster parents, volunteers and resources.
You can help by opening your home – become a full or part time foster parent or respite provider.
You can help by volunteering your time or professional services (RN, Dentists, MD, MSW, Licensed Counselors)
You can help by becoming an agency volunteer (childcare, tutoring, mentoring, etc)
You can help by giving financially of your resources or in-kind donations.