When children are removed from their homes and placed in foster care, they often leave all of their belongings. For many foster families, the Citizens Caring for Children Resource Center is the first stop they make after a child has been placed in their care.
Each December, Joy4Kids provides a Christmas gift to children in DHS custody living in foster or group homes where gifts are not provided. We rely solely on community support to fulfill wish list requests and welcome you, your organization, company or church group to help by adopting a wish list, holding a toy drive, or donating the cost of fulfilling a wish list.
Attending a new school can be especially difficult for a child in foster care. During the back-to-school event, more than 600 children and young adults in foster care are paired with volunteers to pick out the perfect back-to-school outfit and school supplies.