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Alliance for NH Foster Parents

FOSTERING CHANGE

At FOSTERING CHANGE: Alliance for NH Foster Parents we strive to expand the influence of foster parents and those who care about the lives of foster children. We are local individuals interested in advocating, partnering with community organizations, churches and pediatric providers, and joining the efforts of the Division of Youth, Children and Families (DCYF) in transforming the child-serving and family support systems in our state.

 

The essential role of foster parents requires consistent connections, education and mentorship. Trust is at the root of foster care reform which relies on foster parents and relative caregivers to be the front line providers of care to children. As better policies are implemented that protect and value those who care for foster children, we hope to solve the foster home shortage in New Hampshire by recruiting more quality foster families and advocating for protection and support that will ensure foster parent and relative caregiver retention.

The Alliance is a unique organization that empowers foster parents and relative care-givers with guidance, resources and peer support to navigate the foster care system and to help foster change. We believe that together through coalition building we can bring hope to others and improve the lives of vulnerable children and families throughout New Hampshire. 

Get Involved

At the Alliance we identify, foster, and implement thoughtful and sustainable solutions to the complex challenges in New Hampshire’s foster care system. Too many children entering foster care are fundamentally voiceless as they are shuffled around or until they age out of the system. We are represented at a monthly meeting with the director of DCYF, the monthly foster care sub-committee meeting at the State House, the Community Faith Based Initiative (CFBI) and the Better Together with Birth Parents (BTWBP) and Family Drug Court steering committees. Together we mobilize churches and schools, pediatric providers, mental health professionals and the community-at-large to best meet the needs of at-risk children and families, and those affected by the Opioid crisis throughout our state.

 

The time has come to develop a stronger, unified value-centered approach to foster care. Ensuring that dependent children receive the best possible care is everyone’s responsibility. Click HERE to learn more about our goals and plans for the future. There are many ways to be a "change-maker," participate in the New Hampshire's child welfare system's transformation and make a difference! 

We believe that everyone can do something! 

Join our Facebook page to view our resources and come together with others who care about foster children. 

Stay informed by becoming a member and joining our mailing list below!

 

 

 

 

Get Resources

 

We want to help you learn more and connect with others. Whether you're looking for more information about helping with transitions, dealing with challenging situations/behaviors, child development, adoption or childhood trauma, we have what you need. We also have multiple resources for working together with birth parents and navigating foster care. You will also find faith-based support suggestions, recommended reading materials, ways to advocate for a child in your care and information about supporting our legislative efforts. 

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How do I become a member?

Membership is free of charge and is open to anyone who cares about foster children. The Alliance is building a strong presence on social media and aims to keep foster parents informed about current events, as well as opportunities to work with law-makers and to be involved in legislative efforts, including active involvement in an on-going monthly foster care sub-committee meeting with legislators in Concord. Members stay connected through Facebook, Twitter, personal correspondence and by attending local foster care related meetings at various venues. Click below to join us or click HERE to learn more about fostering change at the State House!

 
Get In Touch With Us

 

Do you want to learn more, join our mission or become an advocate for value centered

family preservation or foster care reform in New Hampshire?

 

 

Share with us what interests you at the Alliance and how you'd like to help! Let us know your name, email address & town/city or full address. You can contact us by email, social media or just fill out the form below & hit send!

The Alliance respects your privacy and will not share your personal information with anyone else. You may join the Alliance by following us on social media, becoming a member of our website or being included on their mailing list

Click HERE to be a member of the Alliance and have access to our members only pages.

General Disclaimer: Thank you for visiting the FOSTERING CHANGE: Alliance for NH Foster Parents website. The information on this site is for personal and educational purposes only. Our organization disclaims any liability or responsibility arising from the usage or the content of our website or any suggestions from an Alliance representative. Please be sure to double check any referenced laws, rules or regulations as they may have been revised or eliminated. The Child Protection Act RSA 169-C mandates that any person who has reason to suspect that a child is being  abused, neglected, maltreated or exploited must make a report to the proper authorities.  All citizens in the state of NH are mandated as reporters for 169-C , therefore let it be known that  any information that is shared with an Alliance representative, which must be reported within the context of the law in accordance with 169-C, will be reported. If you know a child at risk, please call 9-1-1 and/or the DCYF Central Intake Hotline immediately at: 1-800-894-5533. 

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