Equipping caregivers with support
When a child is placed with a family, they often arrive with just the clothes on their back. Foster families receive little notice before a child is placed with them and must quickly turn their house into a home for a child they have just met. As families and children continue their journey together, other needs arise, including providing therapeutic support for children who have experienced trauma.
Foster Village Memphis is here for families every step of the way. We help equip caregivers so they can focus on helping the children in their care thrive.
Through Foster Village Memphis, our community offers children and families new clothing, school supplies, toys and other basic necessities – completely free of charge. We also maintain a Foster Village Memphis Swap page on Facebook that serves as a connection point between community members and foster families. Bigger items such as furniture and gear are exchanged regularly through the site. These supports help ease the transition into a new home and ensure that children have everything they need to feel safe and cared for during those often stressful first few days.
“Foster Village has been such a huge support in our foster placements! This organization has really made a difference. They were able to provide everything we needed to be able to care for our emergency placements: toddler beds, mattresses, clothes, shoes, a baby monitor, and even put in some fun books and toys into the mix. They were even able provide specific items that they knew the kids would find special to them to help give them a smile at such a difficult time in their lives. And they did all of this in record time when the items were needed most.” – Chantal