My Community Wants to Support Foster Parents

My community wants to support Foster Parents

Foster parents and children in care need a community to support them. Community groups in North Carolina are becoming fostering communities for these families.

Fostering Communities

In 2018, more than 16,000 children were in the foster care system in North Carolina. We are
in a state of crisis making it increasingly difficult to serve this vulnerable population. Children
removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect need a community to surround and
support them during this traumatic time in their lives. Crossnore School & Children’s Home
provides a sanctuary of hope and healing for children and families in their homes, schools, and
communities, and we need partners who share this belief and calling to work alongside us.

Your neighborhood, civic group, family, or friends can surround foster parents with the support they need.

As a community, consider the following questions:
  • Do you know how many children are in foster care in your community?
  • Do you know how many foster parents serve in your community?
  • What is the average stay in foster care for a child in your county?
  • How many youth age out of foster care each year in your county?
Community Support

Racism is Trauma

Crossnore School & Children’s Home exists to be a sanctuary for children and their families and racism destroys sanctuary. Racism is trauma and is part of systemic community trauma that has long term negative impacts on people and communities of color. Crossnore believes that black lives matter, and we are committed to building an anti-racist organization and supporting the development of racial equity in our communities. 

To read more about Crossnore's stance on racial equity, the Board of Trustee's Anti-Racist Statement, and to find other resources, please click HERE

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