The goal of MyFloridaMyFamily is to have all Florida faith institutions actively engaged in supporting and strengthening Florida families.
There is no “one-size fits all” approach to caring for the vulnerable children of your communities. Through a partnership with the For Others, Florida is offering a variety of options to engage church and faith institutions in ongoing efforts – at no cost.
For Others is a nationwide nonprofit with a mission of being a voice for the vulnerable and a goal of ending our country’s child welfare crisis. See the full menu of available options for your church or faith institution by completing the form below.
The Department of Children and Families is offering this opportunity, at no cost, to all faith institutions in Florida through a partnership with For Others and the non-profit work of the CarePortal initiative.
CarePortal helps connect the needs of our vulnerable children and families with the people who desire to help. In every community, there are children and families at a point of crisis. In those same communities, there are people who care and want to take action. CarePortal makes local churches and individuals aware by providing them a real-time opportunity to respond and get involved.
The Department of Children and Families is offering this opportunity, at no cost, to all faith institutions in Florida through a partnership with For Others and the non-profit work of America’s Kids Belong.
America's Kids Belong has valuable, yet free, "Foster Care Faith Resources." These include videos, ministry tools, and sermon help to engage your faith community in RESEARCHING your local foster care community, RETAINING great foster parents in your area, and RECRUITING more foster and adoptive families. Whether your church is just getting started or has a long history of foster care ministry, AKB's framework and easy-to-use tools can bring clarity and momentum. Additionally, in the near future, AKB will produce, protect, and promote videos of kids in Florida’s foster care who need adoptive families. We ask and hope your church will appropriately show these videos on your screens and approved media outlets.
The Department of Children and Families is offering this opportunity, at no cost, to all faith institutions in Florida through a partnership with For Others and the non-profit work of Promise686.
Promise686 guides churches through a simple step-by–step process to establish Family Advocacy Ministries (FAMs). Churches are full of people who want to make a positive impact in the lives of vulnerable children, but lack a clear and lasting plan. Promise686 empowers churches to effectively share about the problems at-risk children are experiencing, helps recruit leaders, families and volunteers to step up, and provides programs for preventing children from entering foster care, intervening when children do and connecting children to families forever.
The Department of Children and Families is offering this opportunity, at no cost, to all faith institutions in Florida through a partnership with For Others and the non-profit work of Lifeline Children’s Services.
Lifeline Children’s Services presents Families Count, a six-week parenting class and mentoring program offered through local churches to assist parents who are working to achieve permanency within their families. It is a Christ-centered, holistic ministry of the Church that focuses on family restoration and preservation by supporting parents who are at-risk for having their children removed from their homes and placed into foster care, and parents who have lost custody of their children and are working toward reunification. This church-led process assists participants in developing a network of support that can continue beyond the six weeks of classes while putting protective factors into place and fostering personal growth and development.
The Department of Children and Families is offering this opportunity complementary to all faith institutions in the state through a partnership with For Others and the non-profit work of Chosen Care, Inc.
Chosen Care, Inc. provides mental and behavioral help for children and families who have been impacted by abuse, neglect, abandonment and loss. Our Gospel-centered discipleship approach is backed by science and provides healing to hurting children by strengthening their families. Our trained staff provides parent coaching and therapeutic services for struggling foster, adoptive and relative caregivers who are in your church and community.
The State of Florida or Department of Children and Families is offering this opportunity complimentarily to all faith institutions in the state through a partnership with For Others and the non-profit work of Adoption Share and their Family Match Initiative.
Family Match makes it easier for loving families to adopt or foster kids. Our data allows us to discover and match compatible families and kids, which increases placement stability and achieves better outcomes for everyone. For families, we explore characteristics such as personalities, marital adjustment, expectations, and more. For kids, we consider previous foster experience, behaviors, and resiliency factors, among others. The data we gather from both the family and the child informs a family match, and helps the greatest number of families provide stability and permanency for children.
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