May is National Foster Care Awareness Month!

1,042 Hampton Roads children are in foster care, and each ONE needs your support.

If you have a few minutes…

  • Wear a blue ribbon during May in support of National Foster Care Month.
  • Make a contribution to The Up Center and support our mission of Protecting Children. We’re a United Way Community Partner agency.

If you have a few hours…

  • Volunteer with our foster care program to help recruit foster parents.
  • Raise awareness by coordinating presentations to your faith-based congregation, civic group, PTA or other neighborhood associations. We provide speakers, program bulletins, table displays, and Q&A sessions.

If you have a few weeks…

  • Become a short-term care foster parent and give full-time foster parents a break
  • Encourage business leaders in your community to support youth in foster care. Ask   your company to distribute this Change a Lifetime menu of ways to get involved.

If you have more time…

  • Become a foster or adoptive parent. You don’t have to be young, married, rich, highly educated, own a big house, or have kids of your own. Caring families are especially needed for teens, sibling groups and children with special needs.


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