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TFI is devoted to strengthening opportunities & families

May is National Foster Care Month (NFCM), an initiative of the Children’s Bureau that seeks to increase awareness of foster care issues. Each May, people from all parts of child welfare recognize the important role that they play in supporting youth experiencing foster care and foster families. This year’s national theme is “Engaging Youth. Building Supports. Strengthening Opportunities.”

“It truly does take a village and TFI is extremely grateful for every single foster parent, volunteer, and donor. Your impact on the lives of children and families reaches far beyond your time spent with them. Thank you so much for your love, support, and guidance; you are truly appreciated,” said Shannon Horton, VP, Foster Care.

According to there are more than 391,000 children and youth currently experiencing foster care in the United States. Approximately 20,000 of who will age out of care without a permanent family. At TFI we are devoted to strengthening families by meeting you where you are in your journey. Here are some ways that YOU can help children in your area:

  1. Consider becoming a foster parent! Although it’s a significant commitment, becoming a foster parent can profoundly impact a child’s life during the holiday season and year-round. If you have space in your home and heart, you could provide a stable, nurturing environment for a child in need. Visit or call 833-7FOSTER to learn more.
  1. Can’t foster but still want to make a difference? Donate! Donations can significantly assist foster care agencies, especially during the holidays. From clothing and toys to gift cards and cash contributions, there are many ways to give. TFI’s Fund Development team would love to hear from you! Visit to learn more!
  1. Can’t donate? Volunteer! Donating your time and skills is another great way to support foster care during the holidays and beyond. TFI utilizes volunteers for many situations, including events, organizing donation drives, or assisting with administrative tasks. Contact TFI in your area at to learn how you can help!
  1. Can’t volunteer? Spread the word! Raising awareness about the needs of children in foster care during the holidays and throughout the year is crucial. Share the message on your social media, in your local community groups, and with your family and friends. Follow TFI on social media to stay familiar with the current state of foster care in your area and share posts that you feel might inspire others! You can find us on Facebook at @TFIfamily.

In Fiscal Year 2023, TFI served more than 6,227 children in prevention, foster care, adoption, and residential services. TFI is actively recruiting foster families to provide a loving, caring home to children in foster care. Foster parents are essential and vital partners who help TFI deliver quality services and support for children and families. To learn more about how you can make a difference in a child’s life by becoming a foster parent, please call 1-833-7FOSTER.