Our Strategy

We inspire and equip churches to raise up at least one foster family with a team of support friends until there are more than enough families to meet the need.

Church Champions

Each Church Champion promotes foster care ministry in their local church. In partnership with Fostering Family, they will raise awareness, recruit foster families & volunteers as well as train volunteers in their ministry. Volunteers will form care communities around the foster families serving them in many ways.

 
Fostering Family Ministries Getting Started


Foster Family

Opens their heart and home to care for a foster child.

Child Mentor Fostering Family Ministries

Child Mentor

Provides mentoring, tutoring and transportation for the foster child.

Family Helper Fostering Family Ministries

Family Helper

Provides meals, housekeeping, and support for the foster family.

Team Leader Fostering Family Ministries

Team Leader

Keeps the care team cohesive. He or she connects with the foster family weekly and encourages the care team.

Alternate Caregiver Fostering Family Ministries

Alternate Caregiver

The alternate caregiver provides regular babysitting for the foster family.

 

How Does It Work?

 

 
Fostering Family Ministries Getting Started


1. Catch the Vision

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2. Interest Meeting

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3. Train and Equip

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4. Launch Teams

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5. Celebrate and Repeat!

 

Our Church Partners

Bethel Baptist

Ashland Brethren in Christ

Trinity Lutheran

Park Street Brethren

Grace Brethren

First Presbyterian Church

 

 

Our Strategic Partners

Ashland County Ministerial Association   First Presbyterian Church Ashland   Grace Ashland Ohio   Trinity Ashland    Samaritan Hospital Foundation   

Live The Promise   Bethel Church Ashland Ohio   Ashland County Jobs and Family Services  Ashland County Community Foundation

Our Leadership

 
Fostering Family Ministries Leadership Board


Sherry Bouquet
Executive Director

Fostering Family Ministries Leadership Board


Jon Hall
Board President & Secretary 

Fostering Family Ministries Leadership Board


Karen Laughery
Board Vice President

Fostering Family Ministries Leadership Board


Cindy Funk
Treasurer

Fostering Family Ministries Leadership Board


Mike Catanzarito
Board Member