Foster and Adoptive Parent Advocacy Center (FAPAC)

Foster and Adoptive Parent Advocacy Center (FAPAC)

Next Monthly Peer Support Group for Resource Parents
Wednesday, March 28 - 6:00-8:00 PM

FAPAC's monthly support group provides a safe place for people parenting children through the DC child welfare system to talk and connect with their peers.

The Foster & Adoptive Parent Advocacy Center (FAPAC) gives critical support to the foster, kinship, and adoptive families who care for children in the District of Columbia's child welfare system.

The mission of the Foster and Adoptive Parent Advocacy Center (FAPAC) is toimprove the quality of life,well-being, and dignity of children in the District of Columbia by strengthening, supporting and empowering foster, adoptive and kinship parents to serve as advocates for their children's needs and bridge-builders with birth parents, through working as an organizational agent of systemic change and by partneringwith other District agencies to provide innovative stabilization services to families at risk.

FAPAC works to heal children by empowering families. To accomplish this goal, we


  • Offer intensive trainings to enable foster parents to build their capacity to parent children who have experienced neglect and abuse.

  • Provide comprehensive support to assist families who are struggling to navigate the system to get services for children in their homes.

  • Develop advocacy skills of families so that they can better advocate for the needs of the children in their homes, and can help other families to do the same.

  • Coordinate and organize the foster, kinship, and adoptive parent community to participate in policy review, meetings, and projects alongside of the professionals who serve our children so that they can participate at tables of systemic reform.

  • Build partnership and collaboration between foster parents and social workers, and foster parents and birth parents, and among agencies, so that children are better served.

Millicent Williams.

On April 27 2016, FAPAC lost our good friend and board chair, Millicent Williams.

Millicent gave her heart and soul over the years to her work in child welfare and made many important contributions. She was a cherished member of the FAPAC family, an exemplary board chair, and a wonderful friend.

Wecontinue togreatly miss Millicent.

In her name, each FAPAC newsletter nowgives credit to peoplein our work world whose achievements deserve special mention. Our work to improve the lives of children and families must continue in her memory.

"FAPAC has provided a safe haven for me as a foster parent to go for support and good advice on many areas that come up while taking the city's children into my home. Just knowing that they are there and the mission that they have established makes me feel so much better about what I do as a foster parent."

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Important Announcements & Program Updates

FAPAC's "Families Growing Stronger Together" (FGST) program is now accepting referrals. The FGST program, which offers both aparenting class and a peer support group,isopen to parents 25 years old or younger OR any parent with a child who is 6 years old or younger. The next cohort of participantswill meet on Tuesday evenings from 6pm-9pm starting Tuesday, September 5, 2017. For more information, please contact Toni Carr at mtonicarr@gmail.com or (585) 969-5799.

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