Interested in having a Care Community? Here is a short list of foster family Care Community information and expectations.
- A team of 4-8 volunteers will fill various roles including family helper, child mentor, team leader, and interim caregiver. They will provide practical help such as weekly meals, tutoring, childcare, laundry, yard work, etc. This does not include regular childcare or any other daily needs.
- You must be willing to be contacted on a weekly basis for a 5- 10-minute call from the Team Leader. The purpose of this call is to discuss prayer requests and to share any needs with which the CC can help. This “buy-in” is key to the success of the team.
- You will receive a meal each week. This meal will always be delivered on the same night of the week – the night of the foster family’s choosing.
- Remember that all Care Community volunteers are trained and informed of mandatory confidentiality and also background checked. We do, however, recommend you use your own judgment and let your Care Community Coordinator know if you are uncomfortable leaving your child alone with anyone on your team. You may want to take some time to get to know your Care Community before you feel ready to leave your child in their care, and that is just fine!