Wisconsin

News

The need for foster care parents increase despite COVID-19 pandemic

June 10, 2020 WBAY A local non-profit foster care organization says there’s a need for more foster care parents amid the pandemic. Since the beginning of 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic, Foundations Health and Wholeness has seen an increase in foster care referrals. “We are getting anywhere from 25-30 referrals every single week and every […]

Katie Gordon: When there’s no one to turn to (Wisconsin)

Chippewa Falls Herald I spent seven years in foster care here in Wisconsin, and this COVID-19 epidemic is hitting me and other youth from foster care really hard. While I was able to reunify with my mother during my last year of foster care, leaving care in this way has meant I am not eligible […]


Advocacy

Wisconsin organizations urge Congress to act swiftly to address impacts on children and families caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

Wisconsin organizations are among more than 570 national, state and local organizations that are urging Congress for emergency child welfare support to address the COVID-19 crisis. Read letter here. Kids ForwardSupporting Families Together AssociationWisconsin Association of Family & Children’s AgenciesWisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of PediatricsWisconsin Early Childhood Association


Policy