Help One Child is committed to our unique, holistic approach, serving the full breadth of child welfare from prevention through emancipation or post-adoption. By offering support to the entire family we strengthen and encourage long-term placement stability and health.
Families in our network have access to relevant education and resources.
Our education focuses on trauma and attachment. We believe that equipping a parent has a daily impact on a child’s life.
Families we encounter need two types of resources: physical and relational.
- By partnering with churches and local community members we are able to meet physical needs of those families interacting with child welfare.
- Providing a community for children and parents with similar experiences and exposure to trauma can be a life-line.
We provide tools and opportunities for churches to serve families and children in need. The foster care system is vast and complex but with easy on-ramps for volunteers, churches can moblize their congregations to serve vulnerable families and children.
- 50% of Foster Families don’t take a second placement
- Nearly 20% of foster children experience 10 or more placements
- Last year over 3,400 youth emanicipated from the system, 65% were without permanency
Child development research tells us that children need consistency, predictability, and attachment to a caring adult to thrive. This is especially true for children in foster care, who have experienced trauma leading up to and including removal from their home and community.
Not everyone, in every life season can be a foster parent, but everyone can make an impact by wrapping around families with as an educated ‘village’ can support placement stability and health.