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A3: Care Community: Proven Support for Foster Families

Come learn about a nationally proven model for foster parent retention utilizing the faith community to provide wraparound support to foster families. Foster families with a Care Community have a 90% retention rate. After this workshop, you will understand what a Care Community is and what you can do to help provide this support to your foster families.

Approved by DCS for Foster Care Parent Hours

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the Care Community Model
  • Understand DCS Leadership guidelines for Care Communities
  • Determine how to help provide Care Community wraparound support to your foster and kinship families

Presenter Bios:

Suzy Roth is the Executive Director and founder of Hands of Hope. Her previous work experience includes project management at Eli Lilly and running her own business. Adopting their youngest son in 2003 ignited her passion to serve vulnerable children.

Amy Jo Fox is the Care Community Director at Hands of Hope where she equips church leaders to engage in caring for vulnerable children. She is wife to Brent, mom to 5 through birth, adoption, foster care, and foster grandma.



Suzy Roth & Amy Jo Fox