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Foster Care Support Services

 Foster Manatee

Foster Manatee

BaL is pleased to participate in Foster Manatee, brought about by the Manatee Community Foundation and a coalition of area partners and stakeholders who launched a new community outreach campaign to help meet Manatee County’s increasing need for foster parents. In 2017, they formed the Manatee Foster Care Initiative with funding support from the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation. A new website, FosterManatee.org, launched in late May 2018 to serve as an information hub for prospective foster parents and to anchor the campaign. Manatee County, hit particularly hard by the opioid and heroin epidemic, has experienced an unprecedented number of child removals resulting in a shortage of foster homes. The Foster Manatee campaign seeks to inspire immediate action, increasing the number of local foster parents and equipping interested area residents with the information needed to begin their fostering journey.

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 The Twig

The Twig

At The Twig it is our mission to encourage and inspire the lives of children in foster care by meeting their needs. The 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month we welcome all children in foster care to shop for clothing items, shoes, and accessories free of charge. Please visit our website to register to shop or to find out how you can help support The Twig.

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