The Foundation is working to alleviate conditions that are harmful to families or place children at risk of maltreatment by supporting the spectrum of prevention, substitute care, and permanency services for children and youth who are at risk or have been abused or neglected.
The Foundation supports organizations offering child welfare services that address prevention of maltreatment to supports for children in substitute care and supports to ensure children secure a healthy, permanent home. Through support for prevention services the Foundation seeks to encourage healthy family functioning and build up the resiliency of youth who have faced adverse experiences.
For youth who have been maltreated and removed from their home the Foundation supports services to hold perpetrators accountable and provide those youth with safe, effective, and therapeutic placements and support services, with a special focus on high-needs youth.
The Foundation’s focus in child welfare is primarily:
Multi-year funding for the Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence for continued growth, operational funding, and evaluation.
Funding to support evidence-based family visitation programming provided to families at risk of abuse or neglect.
Multi-year funding to support foster care redesign in Region 3b, including buildout of the Training Center for Excellence and increased therapeutic placements for foster children.