PARTNERS

Foster Care Licensing Agencies

Foster Care Licensing Agencies

 Safe Families for Children

Safe Families for Children

Safe Families for Children of Sarasota/Bradenton is a faith-based foster care diversion initiative helping families facing a crisis, further upstream. Since its inception in 2003 SFFC has been instrumental in lightening the burden of an overflowing welfare system nationwide. SFFC is comprised of the Church, the body of Christ and the individuals that make up the body stepping out and welcoming a child into their home for a temporary time… and we could use your help. We are actively recruiting volunteers to serve as Host Families, Family Coaches, Resource Friends, Family Friends, Ministry Leads and Church Partners.

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 Florida Baptist Children's Homes

Florida Baptist Children's Homes

Florida Baptist Children’s Homes, The Porch Light and Orphan’s Heart provide Christ-centered services to children and families in need. In 2017, we had the privilege of impacting more than 175,000 children and individuals and serving more than 5 million meals domestically and internationally. Whether it’s getting involved in foster care, helping a single mom be brave, sponsoring a child, or feeding and educating children and families on a mission trip or through Compassion Ministries, we invite you to help us give hope to One More Child!

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 Safe Children Coalition

Safe Children Coalition

Safe Children Coalition, under the leadership of the Sarasota YMCA, is the lead child welfare agency for Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties. As the child welfare contract holder with Florida DCF, Safe Children Coalition provides oversight and leadership for the entire foster care project. Child protection services provided include case management, foster care, independent living and adoptions. We welcome diverse families, including singles to our foster and adoption programs. Our homes foster infants, children and teens ages 0-17 according to the wishes of the foster family. Children available for adoption are typically older, have special needs or are part of a sibling group.

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 West Florida Foster Care Services

West Florida Foster Care Services

We are a Christ-centered non-profit foster care licensing agency dedicated to glorifying God by restoring the local body of Christ as the leader in serving those children in our community who have been abused, neglected, and abandoned. Specifically, we recruit, train, license, and support Christian foster families. If someone is considering becoming a foster parent we would love to share more information along with next steps. There is also a significant need for church partners, those churches willing to host foster care orientations and classes.

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