There are 1,000 children and youth on Vancouver Island who need a temporary home, a safe haven where they can stay while they and their families heal and become strong again. We thank foster families for providing a caring and compassionate refuge for children and youth in some of their darkest moments.
Imagine being taken from your home to live with people you have never met. Imagine waking up one morning in a strange place, away from your friends, your family, and your pet, and your neighbourhood. Foster families welcome these children into their homes, children who don’t have to imagine, because they know what it’s like to be separated from everything that’s familiar. We thank them for opening their hearts and homes to children and youth in care.
You don’t have to be an extraordinary person to be a foster parent. A perfectly ordinary person can be the perfect foster parent for one child…and they can both become extraordinary because of it. Foster families can be frustrated, disappointed, and challenged by the work they do. But more importantly, they are inspired, nurtured, and rewarded. “Fostering makes me a better me…”
One thing is certain, every member of the foster family will be transformed by what they do. Fostering may be temporary, but the effect it has on the children and youth in care, and on those who care for them is not. Whether the transformation is instantaneous or unfolds over a period of years, it is nevertheless permanent. Fostering is like a paradigm shift. It changes your perspective in such a way that you can never see the world in quite the same way again. For this and so much more, we thank you.
The Board and Staff of FPSS Society is humbled and inspired by the path that foster families have chosen. We thank them for choosing to act, for caring enough to risk their hearts, and for offering a child a quiet, safe place in the midst of a storm. We are better for knowing you.
New Life Baptist Church, 1839 Tzouhalem Road, Duncan
On site babysitting to be determined.
In recognition of all Fantastic Foster caregivers and the Incredible care for the children and youth in your home, we invite you to this year’s Foster Parent Celebration! Please come and enjoy some fun, entertainment, delicious lunch and socializing.
RSVP in person or by calling the MCFD office at 250-715-2725 to confirm you will be attending this event, how many are in your group, and if you require childminding.
Parksville and Qualicum Foster Parent Appreciation Thursday, October 25th 11:30am to 1:30pm Thalassa Restaurant, 469 Memorial Ave, Qualicum.
Contact Social Worker. Alison Bandi, BSW at Alison.Bandi@gov.bc.ca or 250-240-2750 to RSVP.
Foster Parent Appreciation Event
Wednesday, October 24th, Time TBA
Watch for more information to follow!
Campbell River Foster Parent Appreciation Luncheon Wednesday October 17th, 11:30am to 1:30pm Maritime Heritage Centre, 621 Island Hwy.
Plan now to attend the October celebration of you and all you do for the children and youth in your care.
Watch for your personal invitation from your Resource social worker.