CATAPULT IS WATERSHED’S LOCAL JUSTICE EXPRESSION COMMITTED TO empowering THE YOUTH IN OUR CITY WHO HAVE THE LEAST ACCESS TO OPPORTUNITY.
FOSTER VILLAGE CLT
The mission of Foster Village Charlotte (FVC) is to come alongside children and families in the Charlotte-area foster care system and show them that they are not alone. FVC's goal is to create opportunities for the community to be a "village" of support to these vulnerable and underserved children and the families fostering them. The bonds built between foster parents and kids can last a lifetime even when children reunify with their biological families.
FVC is the first affiliate of Foster Village Austin, the founding Foster Village organization in Austin, Texas. Watershed is excited to be a supporting partner of FVC as the organization launches in our city in 2018!
PARENTS NIGHT OUT: Foster Village hosts quarterly Foster Parent's Night Out evenings at Watershed and they are always looking for extra helpers with a desire to love on children. Help every quarter or pitch in whenever you're able!
WELCOME PACK TEAM: One of FVC's goals is to provide a Welcome Pack to all foster families within 24-48 hours of receiving a new foster placement. Welcome Packs include age-appropriate basic necessities as well as comfort items to get a child through the first few days. Welcome Pack Team volunteers help sustain FVC's Welcome Pack Program by bi-annually coordinating donation drives around the city with local churches, groups, and organizations. They also drive to pick up donations in FVC's storage unit and deliver to foster homes around the Charlotte area.
ASK QUESTIONS //
Watershed's Lead Volunteer for FVC is Becky Santoro. Reach out to her here!
If you're ready to become A FOSTER VILLAGE CLT volunteer, SIGN UP ONLINE AT THE LINK BELOW!
GO FURTHER //
Consider becoming a foster family! In the Charlotte region there are close to 600 kids in the foster care system. It's a foster family's role to supply these children with basic needs, help them to feel safe and welcomed, and keep up with all of the necessary appointments and paperwork that is required within those first days after a child's placement. Becoming a foster family is a big commitment, but one that is desperately needed and can make an intangible impact. Email Becky for more information.