Through community partnership, Tidewater Friends of Foster Care works to provide resources to ensure foster youth have the opportunity to grow and thrive. Through our mission to assist children and families in foster care, we provide the following support:
Caregivers can Submit Program Requests Here
We provide free one-on-one, in-home academic tutoring to foster children who need extra support to be successful in school and this support continues after the children are reunited with their families. Completing the Request below will initiate a Consent Form for the student’s Social Worker (city agency worker) to approve Tutoring Services. Services will not begin until the social worker approves and returns the consent form.
We support foster children’s participation in activities, including sports, fitness, the arts and other social activities that will enrich their childhoods, provide stress relief and enhance participation in the community.
YMCA Family Memberships
We partner with the YMCA to provide memberships to foster youth and their families. Open Enrollment for new membership is held quarterly: March 1 -20, June 1-20, September 1-20 and December 1-20.
We provide funding to help foster youth obtain their driver’s license. This includes in-class and behind the wheel training. Please request Driver Education Services using the form below.
We offer support to children in their time of need, by providing financial assistance for immediate and extraordinary needs that are not funded by IV-E, CSA or Medicaid. All Emergency Needs Requests should be submitted through your child’s social worker.
We send foster children to summer camps, with a particular focus on sending siblings who are placed in separate homes or are outside of foster care to camp together! PLEASE NOTE THAT CAMP REQUESTS FOR 2023 ARE NOW CLOSED.