foster care

The Lord... sustains the fatherless and the widow.

Psalm 146:9

Over 10,000 children go through the Washington State child welfare system every year, many of whom struggle with trauma and need  a higher level of emotional and behavioral care than your average child.  Without a permanent or lasting sense of family, once these children become adults, they face a high probability of becoming human trafficking victims, incarcerated, homeless, and/or becoming pregnant before their 19th birthday.  These children need not only a stable and loving home, but a community who can care for and support them and their families.  

Care Communities

Provide tangible, emotional, and spiritual support to a foster or adoptive family!
With training from Olive Crest and Promise868, Care Communities are teams who support one or more foster or adoptive families by providing things like weekly meals, transporting children to appointments, laundry assistance, and more.  Learn more  through the videos below or contact Lisa Woicik ([email protected]).

Fostering

Become a foster parent or provide respite care to a foster child!
Do you feel called to foster a child in your home? Learn how you can foster a child through Olive Crest:
 www.olivecrest.org/pacific-northwest/fostering/