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The Bair Foundation Launches a Campaign to Find Homes for Foster Children in Western North Carolina

As a Christian foster care agency, The Bair Foundation is making a new push to recruit foster homes in McDowell, Avery, Haywood and Jackson Counties in North Carolina.

Roughly 9,000 children and teens are in North Carolina’s foster care system.  Sadly, many of them are placed in shelters and institutional facilities because there aren’t enough families willing to open their hearts and their homes to these children.  Understanding the pressing need for more safe and nurturing homes, The Bair Foundation is looking for families in Western North Carolina who genuinely care about the well-being and plight of these children.

The primary objective of Bair’s recruitment effort is to attract individuals and couples with the potential to become successful, committed, well-trained foster parents. The Bair Foundation provides every foster family with exceptional around-the-clock support, pre-service and on-going training, case management, and a foster parent reimbursement. Bair is dedicated to partnering with families so they can successfully meet the unique needs of every foster child or teen placed in their home.

Recruiting families in targeted areas enables Bair to place children in a home that is within the child’s community. This keeps the child connected to their school, friends, biological family and resources, ultimately leading to a more positive fostering experience and better outcomes. “Recruiting families in neighborhoods of relevance enables Bair to culturally and geographically match children to families that can best meet their needs”, says Bair Executive Director, Susan Miklos.

As a Christian non-profit organization, The Bair Foundation believes that local churches also play a key role in solving our country’s foster care crisis. By working together with churches, Bair hopes to inspire, equip, and connect with families that will reflect God’s heart in caring for foster children. If you are interested in receiving more information or in having a Bair specialist speak in your church, call Rebecca Ivey at 828-350-5197.

                                                                                                                                

 

 About The Bair Foundation

 

The Bair Foundation is a national organization that has successfully cared for and treated children, teens and families for over 45 years.  With 30 offices in 9 states it offers a myriad of community based services which include Structured Intervention Treatment Foster Care, Traditional Foster Care, Adoption Services, Medically-Needy Foster Care, Independent Living Services, Parent Empowerment Program, B.E.S.T. Program, Wraparound Services, In-Home Services, Assessment Home, and Outpatient Services. The Bair Foundation is accredited by COA (Council on Accreditation) and is a member of The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, Alliance for Children and Families, Christian Alliance for Orphans, and Foster Family-Based Treatment Association.   To find out more about The Bair Foundation, visit www.bair.org and www.facebook.com/thebairfoundation.

 

 

The Bair Foundation Brings Services to Lexington, Kentucky

The Bair Foundation Inc, a Christian child and family ministry has announced the opening of its first of three offices planned for the state of Kentucky. With 45 years of child welfare and social service experience, The Bair Foundation has the potential to impact the lives of hundreds of local foster youth. As a leader in the field of therapeutic foster care, Bair offers a range of services with one goal in mind: To provide high quality foster care where children and teens can thrive in a safe, family environment until permanency can be achieved.

As more and more children are being removed from abusive and neglectful homes, The Bair Foundation Inc. is well-equipped to provide the services they need, including case management and the training and support of foster parents. Bair matches these children with foster parents who have received specialized training to care for any emotional and behavioral issues that may be present.

The Bair Foundation has developed its own treatment model called the Structured Intervention Treatment Model that gives foster parents the tools necessary to overcome the challenges and demands of children with emotional and behavioral issues. Utilizing the core principles of the treatment model has resulted in an increase in placement stability and lasting change for foster youth.

Any resident of Central Kentucky who is passionate about helping children and who would like to experience the rewards of being a foster parent, apply here To receive a free information packet and foster parent training dates, you can also call Mr. Spencer Wahl at 859-514-6080.

Bair Partners with Christian Alliance for Orphans®

The Christian Alliance for Orphans unites more than 100 respected Christian organizations and a national network of churches.  The Bair Foundation will work with Alliance members to inspire, equip and connect Christians to reflect God’s heart in caring for orphans through adoption and foster care initiatives. As churches and organizations are linked through the Alliance, they can collaborate, share resources and support each other’s work with the purpose of providing permanency to orphans and children in the foster care system.

The Christian Alliance for Orphan members are required to embody the highest commitment to financial integrity, good governance and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  As part of the membership application, organizations must affirm the Alliance statement of faith and meet the seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship through the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).  As a member of ECFA, The Bair Foundation has met the highest standards of accountability which include, but are not limited to governance, financial oversight, transparency, and ethics.

One of the major events promoted annually by the Alliance is Orphan Sunday. In November, usually the 2nd Sunday of the month, thousands of churches take the opportunity to remind their congregations about the plight of children in America and around the globe who have no family. Partners like The Bair Foundation join in their mission as they share with congregations the great need for more foster and adoptive homes.