#5. Provide respite care for foster families.

If you’re interested in helping children in foster care but lack the resources to be a foster parent yourself, respite care it a great way to offer your support. Respite providers receive training in order to be qualified to care for foster children on a short-term basis. They then connect with foster families in their community and provide some relief and additional stability to these families. Respite care is vitally important to foster families; when asked about how the rest of the community can support them, foster parents frequently request respite care.

Learn more about respite care programs from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, or search for local programs and contact them about how you can get started.

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