Foster care shouldn’t start in a cubicle.

Since the beginning of foster care, children have been removed from their homes and left to sit in sterile government buildings while their caseworker searches for a suitable foster home. The children sit and wait, over hearing caseworkers describe their ‘situation’ to potential foster parents. This often magnifies their removal trauma and increases the risk of future trauma. Some children wait over 4 hours to be placed in a foster home.

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It should start in a place made for kids.

What is the Foster Haven?

The Foster Haven is an intentionally designed space where children can relax and regroup while they wait to be placed in a foster home.

How does it work?

Children and caseworkers hang out at The Foster Haven while they wait for a placement to be finalized. The kids receive a meal, new clothing and have a place to relax before heading to their foster home.