For foster youth unable to live at home due to neglect or abuse, a safe and loving home to "feel normal" again can be all it takes. As a foster parent, you can help provide the love, stability and structure needed during a scary and traumatic time.
Create lasting impact
Your support makes all the difference to our community’s children and teens by directly contributing to their safety, permanency and well-being. And there are many ways to give — monthly, one or more donations, planned gifts. No matter the gift, your generosity shows our kids their community cares about them.
Our Impact Areas
Embrace Families provides, supports and manages a wide range of services and resources designed to address the many factors that contribute to the well-being of our community’s children and families. Your donation To Embrace Families Foundation will directly support one or more of the following priorities.
No child should experience the pain of abuse, neglect or abandonment. Through our collaborative network of dedicated providers, we work to ensure that vulnerable children are protected and that they receive the help they need to feel secure and cared for. With your help, we provide safe havens while delivering medical, counseling and other essential services to help childhood victims heal and move towards brighter futures.
This includes: foster care, adoption services, victim therapy, child and family advocacy, and more.
To reduce the trauma of family separation, we work to restore and strengthen families before the need to enter the foster care system occurs.
Our investment in diversion services includes connecting families to food and housing resources, care options for children with behavioral and special health needs, assistance navigating the juvenile justice system, and partners that help children cope with trauma. We also provide resources, guidance and counseling to families following their adoption to ensure a smooth transition as their new families are formed.
With your help, we stabilize families by providing the necessary support they need to keep children safely in their homes.
A child’s future should not be indelibly tarnished by events that brought them into the child welfare system. Our investment in youth services ensures that teens and young adults in foster care have the supplies, resources and skills necessary to thrive personally, to achieve academically, and to prepare for career and personal success. With your help, we provide the support they need to navigate the complex road to self-sufficient adulthood.
This includes: mentoring, tutoring, youth advocacy preparation, housing support, academic support, career readiness, independent living transition planning, driver license training, and more.
There are many ways to support our community’s children and families. One of them is legacy giving, which includes a variety of options to fit your giving profile. Here are some of them:
- Payroll deduction
- Work fundraisers
- Employer gift match
- Naming gift opportunities
- Contributions from IRAs, stocks, charitable gift annuities, donor-advised funds and other planned gifts
- Gifts through wills and bequests
Contact Kristine Vorpagel, development director, at Kristine.firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about these and other ways you can give to Embrace Families and be a champion for our community’s children.
More information about our monthly giving program is available in our frequently asked questions.
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION (CH49740) AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES AT WWW.FLORIDACONSUMERHELP.COM OR BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.
Whether you're a former foster youth or have little-to-no experience within the foster care system, you can use your outside perspective to become a positive role model and champion for our foster youth.