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Youth in Foster Care Need You!
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ABOUT SEATTLE ANGELS:
Seattle Angels is a foster care non-profit that was created to help empower children and build sustainable foster homes. We are a community of people that walk alongside children experiencing foster care and their caretakers. We do this by offering consistent support through intentional giving, relationship building and mentorship. Our solution to the foster care crisis is the Love Box and Dare to Dream Program(s). Our program(s) utilizes a trauma-informed, wrap-around service model that strengthens relationships between youth, foster families, and bio-families. Our volunteers are everyday people that sponsor a local foster family with monthly care packages to meet practical needs, while spending quality time with the whole family to build a positive community. They are changing the way kids and parents experience the foster care system. At Seattle Angels we believe in the power of love, the value of friendship, and the importance of positive role models in the lives of children and youth involved in foster care.
DARE TO DREAM:
Our Dare to Dream program is an opportunity to individually serve a youth in foster care, ages ranging from 11-22. Our mentors are advocates, coaches, role models, valued friends, and available resources. The heart of the Dare to Dream program is to walk alongside these youth as they navigate through life's challenges. They need the wisdom, advice, encouragement, and community that you can provide. Mentors meet practical and emotional needs as well as provide guidance through developmental milestones. The hope is for youth to be engaged, feel supported and equipped to navigate life. As a mentor you commit to meeting with your mentee every other week, set goals, and help them achieve their dreams. These relationships will hopefully last a lifetime, but the program is a year commitment.
Meetup might look like: Grabbing coffee to help them create a resume and follow up the next meet up to ask where they applied. From there you might help them pick out an interview outfit and go over practice questions. Meetups can happen anywhere but usually it is at the youth's home/shelter or a public location. We also encourage our mentors to plan fun outings such as treating the youth to dinner at a local restaurant, movie theater, etc. You will be amazed at how the simple act of telling them, "I believe in you," "You are special," and "You are going to do great things," could change their path completely.
About Seattle Angels
4616 25th Ave NE, PMB #313, Seattle, WA 98105, US
The Seattle Angels mission is to walk alongside children, youth, and families in the foster care community by offering consistent support through intentional giving, relationship building, and mentorship.
We value building community around families who care for children who have been through trauma, abuse, and neglect to show them they are not alone. Our programs utilize a trauma-informed, holistic, wrap-around support service model that strengthens the health of the home.
We value empowering the local community to volunteer to make a meaningful and powerful impact on the foster care community. When families and youth are matched with committed volunteers and mentors who show up monthly, parents feel supported and youth gain a greater sense of belonging and self-confidence.
We value the gift of hope for every child to find healing and reach their fullest potential. We know the value of love, friendship, and positive role models who will speak truth and life into the children in our programs and the selfless people who care for them.
Multiple locations Seattle, WA 98105
October 6, 2021
- Youth Services
- Family Therapy
- Child Welfare
- Child Development
- Community Outreach
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- These relationships will hopefully last a lifetime, but the program is a year commitment.