391,000
Children in Foster Care
and only
208,823
Foster Homes
These are the numbers of a national foster care crisis. Of the families who will say “yes” to opening their homes to vulnerable children, about 50% will end up closing their doors within the first year.

Foster the Family imagines a foster care system where the families welcoming children are surrounded and supported by the church and community surrounding them and where foster homes become places of belonging and healing for vulnerable children.



Immediately after welcoming a child into the home, Foster the Family delivers practical necessities to the doorstep of the home. Our FosterCare Packages include everything a child needs–from new clothing and pajamas and school supplies to formula and diapers and comfort items. Foster the Family believes children are precious to God and should be welcomed into homes with dignity and belonging. 



The FosterCare Package serves as an invitation into our community of caring support. Parents are welcomed to monthly support groups and trainings. Children are served at Respite Events and special events. Foster the Family believes that parents should be supported and helped–from the first vulnerable moments of welcoming a child, throughout the placement, and beyond.

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Foster the Family imagines a foster care system where the families welcoming children are surrounded and supported by the church and community surrounding them and where foster homes become places of belonging and healing for vulnerable children.



Immediately after welcoming a child into the home, Foster the Family delivers practical necessities to the doorstep of the home. Our FosterCare Packages include everything a child needs–from new clothing and pajamas and school supplies to formula and diapers and comfort items. Foster the Family believes children are precious to God and should be welcomed into homes with dignity and belonging. 



The FosterCare Package serves as an invitation into our community of caring support. Parents are welcomed to monthly support groups and trainings. Children are served at respite nights and special events. Foster the Family believes that parents should be supported and helped–from the first vulnerable moments of welcoming a child, throughout the placement, and beyond.

How we support

Providing immediate, emergency support and ongoing holistic care families in

DC, MONTGOMERY, ARLINGTON, ALEXANDRIA CITY, FAIRFAX, LOUDOUN, PRINCE WILLIAM, MANASSAS CITY, FAUQUIER, AND STAFFORD

SUPPORT GROUPS

Montgomery County -
*NOT meeting JULY OR AUGUST*
Second Monday of each month
6:30pm-8:00pm
Hosted at McLean Bible Church Rockville Campus
12440 Park Lawn ⬩ Rockville, MD 20852
RSVP HERE
Prince William County
Second Monday of each month
6:30pm-8:00pm
Hosted at Community Bible Church
10525 Battleview Pkwy ⬩ Manassas, VA 20109
RSVP HERE
Fairfax County
Second Monday of each month
6:30pm-8:00pm
Hosted at CityLight Church
2929 Graham Rd ⬩ Falls Church, VA 22042
RSVP HERE
WHAT TO EXPECT

We will watch a 10-15 minute video with a word of encouragement and education and then break into discussion groups of about 8-10 people. The goal is for you to leave feeling equipped, connected, and supported as you love and care for the children in your home.

We offer childcare during our support groups led by a team trauma-trained childcare workers who will provide fun and engaging activities for your children during your time at support group.

*Registration closes three days before each support group to ensure we have enough volunteers to care for your children.

upcoming events

DC Bike giveaway!
Truth Initiative is donating 24 brand new bikes to local families
June 22nd  - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Truth Initiative Loading Dock
900 G Street, NWWashington, DC 20001
Sign Up Here
Family gathering in the park
Come gather at Falls Road Park!
July 6th - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Falls Road Park
12600 Falls RdPotomac, MD 20854
Register Here
The Hub's Birthday Party
Celebrate our Hub Office's 2nd Birthday party with swimming and pizza!
July 13th - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Urbana Swim Club
8030 Urbanna Road Manassas, VA 20109
Register Here
DC August Family Gathering
Save the Date!
August 3rd
Registration Coming Soon
Woodbridge Family Gathering
Bring the whole family for a summer picnic!
August 11th - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Grace Baptist
14242 Spriggs Rd.Woodbridge, VA 22193
Register Here
DC Branch 3rd Anniversary Party
3 years of hope restored and lives changed!
August 24th - More Details to Come!
Registration Coming Soon
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