The Communities for Families Program (CFF) provides holistic support to families experiencing social isolation and instability. The program focuses on family preservation by empowering parents and providing wraparound services to ensure that every child stays out of foster care and connected to their families. This systematic, volunteer-led effort removes parental barriers, decreases feelings of isolation, provides access to resources and life skills training, and ultimately creates stronger parents and safer homes.

Through CFF, your family will build intentional relationships with trained DC127 volunteers to reduce isolation and provide support, which will allow you to focus on goals and create a healthier environment. Each volunteer completes our comprehensive training workshop, as well as an extensive background check to ensure a welcoming and safe environment for your family. We are here for you!

DC127’s Foster Care Support program provides potential and new foster parents with the assistance they need to welcome a youth into their home. Nationally, more than 60% of youth move foster homes at least twice during their time in care. As a support community, DC127 provides tangible resources, information, and relationships to ensure limited placement disruptions. Ensuring that families can safely reunite requires support for foster homes and birth parents from the entire community. This is where DC127 steps in.

Since our founding, DC127’s goal has been to see the church fully committed to and engaged in caring for children and families whose lives have been impacted by the foster care system in Washington, D.C. DC127 unites churches around this work by providing volunteer opportunities through the Communities for Families and Foster Care Support programs, as well as recruiting and supporting new foster parents. Partnering with DC127 can help your church live out the call to “care for orphans and widows in their distress.”