In 1988, long-time child welfare advocates Terilyn and Andrew Henderson assembled a group of social workers, parents, community leaders and educators to discuss a better way of healing the devastating wounds of child maltreatment. At the time, abused and neglected children were being institutionalized due to the lack of quality foster care. Many children spent all of their childhood years moving from foster home to foster home. We felt it was necessary to move beyond traditional foster care. It was determined that foster parents needed culturally relevant training, easier access to mental health services and significantly more social and educational support for children who were in foster care.
As a result, Families For Children Inc., a foster care and adoption agency was created.
Over the years Families For Children has grown from a foster care and adoption agency to a thriving, multi-service provider. FFC has impacted the lives of more than 1000 children and has trained hundreds of foster and adoptive parents. FFC has been featured on local television, radio and in the print media.
Our mission is to make sure this world is a safe place for our children. The gift of childhood should not be destroyed by child abuse. At Families For Children Inc., we are growing healthy, thriving children, everyday, one child at a time.
We are looking for caring families that want to make a difference in the lives of our very special children. Foster care, Adoption, Volunteer Services and Special Projects are the areas where you are needed most.
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