FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Foster Family Alliance of North Carolina
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Community Care of North Carolina
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Collaboration Aims to Expand Care for NC Children and Youth in Foster Care
Raleigh, NC (December 13, 2023) – The Foster Family Alliance of North Carolina (FFA-NC) is pleased to announce plans for a collaborative relationship with Community Care of North Carolina, Inc. (CCNC) to serve the growing population of children and youth in foster care.
In the midst of a challenging landscape for children and youth in foster care, where the demand for safe and stable homes has reached a critical juncture, there emerges a beacon of hope. Recognizing the pressing need amid a foster care crisis in North Carolina, Foster Family Alliance (FFA-NC) is pleased to announce a transformative collaboration with Community Care of North Carolina, Inc. (CCNC). Together, FFA-NC and CCNC are uniting their strengths and resources to address the growing population of children and youth in foster care, ensuring that each child receives the support, care, and stable environment they rightfully deserve. This alliance represents a pivotal step toward navigating the complexities of foster care challenges, echoing a shared commitment to the well-being of the most vulnerable among us.
“We are incredibly grateful for the support of CCNC”, said FFA-NC Executive Director Gaile Osborne. “CCNC knows our backyard and how to connect to needed resources that help children and families. This collaboration is what's needed to support and improve care for North Carolina's foster care system.”
“The alignment of missions made sense for collaboration with FFC-NC,” said CCNC CEO and President Tom Wroth, MD, MPH. “We have served children and youth in foster care for many years, and we understand their special needs. Our statewide care management model supports immediate medical, behavioral, and social needs through tight coordination with primary care providers, Departments of Social Services, and caregivers, regardless of where the child is placed,” said Dr. Wroth. “Collaborating with organizations like FFA-NC helps children and youth get the care and services they need through education and support provided to foster parents.”
“In addition to working with foster families on health-related issues, CCNC is helping to support FFC-NC financially and we encourage other organizations and individuals to join us in donating to this worthy cause,” said Christopher Woodfin, CCNC Chief Financial Officer.
If you are interested in donating to FFA-NC, please go here. If you would like to learn more about becoming a foster parent, please go here to submit an interest form and register for the next informational session on January 17, 2024.
FFA-NC is a family-led, nonprofit organization supporting children and youth in foster care and the dedicated families and professionals who care for them. FFA-NC’s Mission is to educate, advocate, support and promote partnerships that lead to positive outcomes for children, youth and resource families of North Carolina. For more information, visit ffa-nc.org.
From the mountains to the coast, Community Care of North Carolina staff work with local primary care physicians and diverse teams of health professionals to develop whole-person plans of care that connect people to the right local resources. For more information, see communitycarenc.org. For information on CCNC’s Foster Care Services, visit this link.
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