Racism is in direct opposition to the mission of For Children’s Sake. We believe in a nurturing home environment for every child that includes relationships that last a lifetime. As we strive to meet our mission goal, we recognize that institutional racism and the rate of black children being placed in foster care are linked. Children of color are far more likely to enter the foster care system than white children. The resources for families of color are not readily accessible due to waiting lists, cost, insurance refusal, transportation issues, and many other factors.
We know that Black Lives Matter, and we are all devastated by the death of George Floyd and far too many other people of color. We firmly stand against racism, violence, and hate. Our foster children teach us how devastating racism can be every day, it is never far from our minds. For Children’s Sake stands against racism and is committed to work and services that encourage inclusivity and are anti-racist. We commit to adhering to the following steps.
–Deborah K. Evans, LCSW, BCD
CEO, For Children’s Sake
See For Children’s Sake’s Cultural Competency & Diversity Plan by clicking here
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