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Babysitting Collaborative October 2, 2021

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Grace Point Church (STUDENT BUILDING)

9650 Huebner Road

San Antonio, TX 78240

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Did you know that 50% of foster families quit after just one year? One of the top reasons they stop is that just don’t get a break when they

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Did you know that 50% of foster families quit after just one year?

One of the top reasons they stop is that just don’t get a break when they need it. The strict state requirements for providing respite care (babysitting) for a foster child it has made the task of finding childcare nearly impossible for many foster families.

The South Texas Alliance for Orphans is determined to change this!

At this Babysitting Collaborative event, we have partnered with 12 local foster agencies to combine the multiple training steps and simplify the paperwork process.  Certification that used to take weeks can now be completed in just one day! We have even partnered with local companies for free and discounted services.

Register today – spots are limited and we will likely sell out! (LIMIT 50!!)

* You must be 18 years of age to complete this training. * Total out-of-pocket costs for certification will be approx. $60 ($45 FBI fingerprinting, and $15 event registration). *The Alliance is covering the TB Tests and CPR/First Aid class for the first 30 to register.

You can be an integral part of keeping children in foster care in a secure and loving home. By giving their foster parents the breaks they need, they’ll be able to refresh, refocus, and re-enter the mission field of loving our city’s most vulnerable kids.

Participating agencies: 1HOPE for Children, A World for Children, Bair Foundations, Boysville, Children's Shelter, Divinity Family Services, Families Especial, Pathways Youth and Family Services, Providence Place, SJRC, Therapeutic Family Life, and Upbring.

* At this time we do not have agreements with any other agencies and are unable to provide training for their families.

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Grace Point Church (STUDENT BUILDING)

9650 Huebner Road

San Antonio, TX 78240

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Organizer South Texas Alliance for Orphans

Organizer of Babysitting Collaborative October 2, 2021

We exist to serve and equip churches in fulfilling the Biblical call to care for children and families impacted by the foster system.

 

Our mission fills the gap between the under-accessed church community and the overburdened local foster care system.  Children and families are in crisis in our community.  Our community’s youngest, most innocent victims, abused and neglected children, are engulfed in the foster care crisis. They have no voice, no vote, no money, no relationships to rely on, and often no hope.  

Unfortunately, our area lacks homes for over 1,000 of the children thus they are shuffled among shelters, sleep in DFPS offices or are moved out of their community.  

  • For churches, the Alliance helps make them aware of the crisis, minimizes the often paralyzing fear of an overwhelming state system that doesn't understand the church and equips them with a sustainable evidence-based ministry model that can be tailored specifically to the demographics, location, collective potential and unique burden of the church. 
  • For the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), which oversees the foster care system, the Alliance provides committed, supported local families that provide the stability, access to biological family, access to caseworker and services that they desire for the children in their legal custody.
  • For community partners serving along the foster continuum, we serve as a collaborative connecting mechanism where individuals needing their services or volunteers ready to serve in their organization can get connected.

 

 

 

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