Please help us make a difference in the lives of foster children

UPDATE: Thanks to the generosity of the Frankfort community, on October 5th, we were able to donate 200+ new and gently-used backpacks, duffel bags, and pieces of luggage to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS).  All of the donated items will go to foster children in the state's care. Thank you, Frankfort!

 

 Did you know that children in foster care often have to transport their clothing and personal items in trash bags because there is no money for backpacks, duffel bags, or suitcases? 

 

 

Help us collect new and gently-used backpacks, duffel bags, and luggage for children in foster care.

 YOU can help!

 

Drop off your donations here:

 Frankfort Office

1105 Louisville Road | (502) 223-1600

9:00am – 4:00pm

Monday – Friday

  

About Foster Care

“When children have been abused or neglected and must be separated from their parents or other relatives, they are most often placed in the temporary and safe care of approved foster parents. Foster parents have been trained to help children through frightening and traumatic events in their lives.”1

 

Kentucky’s Waiting Children

In Kentucky, there are 8,084 children in out of home care with an average age of 9.8 years. There are 1,774 children with a goal of adoption; of those 1774 children, 855 are legally free for adoption; of those 855 children, 355 children do not have identified families at this time. 

  • The greatest percentage (51 percent) of these children are age 12 and older
  • Many have brothers and sisters who also need care
  • They represent all races and many ethnic groups
  • Most (75 percent) are able to return home when their birth families or relatives can provide appropriate care for them​”2

  

 

1“Children.” Kentucky: Cabinet for Health and Family Services - Children, Commonwealth of Kentucky, 27 July 2016, chfs.ky.gov/Services/Children.htm#protection. Accessed 22 Aug. 2017.

2Every Child Deserves a Loving Home.” KY Adoption, Commonwealth of Kentucky, adopt.ky.gov/Pages/index.aspx. Accessed 22 Aug. 2017.