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FAFS Services Supported by the Foundation
Fostering Wishes for Children
Fostering Wishes for Children is a mini-grant program designed to provide children in foster care with a few of the little things that can help...Read More »
The Camp Scholarship Program is an initiative to provide children in foster care with the chance to attend a week of overnight camp at Camp...Read More »
Support & Training
Foster and Adoptive Family Services (FAFS) provides support and training to resource parents in New Jersey. These families are the safety net...Read More »
A Holiday Celebration For Every Child
Through the A Holiday Celebration for Every Child Program , Foster and Adoptive Family Services (FAFS) hosts holiday parties and provides...Read More »
The Backpack Program
The Backpack Program exists for one reason – to ensure that our children are removed from danger with their self-respect in place. The goal of...Read More »
The Backpack Program
The Backpack Program exists for one reason – to ensure that our children are removed from danger with their self-respect in place. The goal of The Backpack Program is to provide each child entering foster care with a backpack that contains special items that help make the removal less traumatic. Backpacks are distributed to children when they enter foster care.
The backpacks contain pajamas, toothbrushes, hair brushes, school supplies, journals, and even small stuffed animals, to help make the removal process a little less traumatic for our children. We believe this program helps erase some of the negative images fixed in children’s memories during the trauma of removal.
Whether received at the time the child is placed in a foster home, or shortly thereafter, the backpacks are a gentle way of showing these children that other people care about them – care enough to give them a gift during a very difficult time for them.
These backpacks stay with the children. They are theirs to keep whether they remain in foster care or return home. What also stays with them is the memory that, when their lives were dramatically changed, someone thought enough of them to give them a gift to help make them feel special.
Be one of these people. Donate to the The Backpack Program and give a child a backpack filled with love and hope for a better future.
The Foster and Adoptive Family Services Foundation is a 501(c)(3)charitable organization and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law.
Click here to learn more about this program.