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Down 7 Up 8 Incorporated

Down 7 Up 8 Incorporated
CROWDRISE : Jun 26, 2017
Tax ID: 81-2053189
BASED: ATLANTA, GA, United States

Children in Foster Care

To create and provide a secure home environment of love and care for children entering the Foster Care System, to help minimize their traumatic experiences, to treat children with dignity by providing an experience that enhances their quality of life, to provide each with a suitcase, as well as, to assist the Department of Family and Children Services during the process, and placement decisions.

Many children come into the Foster Care System on a daily basis.  In 2015, 11,551 children entered the "System" in the State of Georgia. The experience is terrifying and traumatic for these children.  The Department of Family and Children Services run into the problem of finding placement(s) for these children on a daily basis due to the shortage of Foster Homes.

Picture you as that child! Imagine having to be taken away from what you know as "home", and now have to be placed with total strangers multiple times in many cases. How terrifying is that?  Can you begin to process the emotions felt while being uprooted from the environment that you know as home, school, friends, neighborhood, and family...Feeling alone and frightened.

The limited number of available Foster Homes creates an intense process when workers of the Department of Family and Children Services have to find placement, which is, immediately.

Imagine as a small child, being moved multiple times from home to home, in the effort to find a place you can call your new home.  Being moved from home to home can sometimes appear as, "being unwanted."  Most of these children come into the system carrying a few personal belongings in plastic grocery bags, and until permanent placement is found, they travel from home to home with these bags.  So...So... Sad!  

These children did not ask to be brought into this world. They deserve to be treated as angels. They are let down by people who should make sure that they are loved and protected.  We can make a difference. 

Down 7 Up 8 Incorporated will help make the process less traumatic for the children, and less of an exhausting task for the Department of Family and Children Services employees.  Down 7 Up 8 Incorporated will provide the home environment immediately, a place where siblings can be kept together, a place that can provide them with care, understanding, clothing, personal items, a suitcase to travel with, and a whole lot of LOVE!

Down 7 Up 8 Incorporated will provide a home where these children will reside 7 to 30 days in order for all of the necessary steps to be taken. This process will provide a stable and less traumatic experience for the children, adequate time for the DFCS employees to find a “Best Fit” foster home for long term placement when necessary, and adequate time to find out the Judges decisions about the future of these children.

Our Homes  will also provide time for the necessary Comprehensive Child and Family Assessment, medical, dental and psychological examinations, time for court proceedings, case planning, Family Team Meetings, visitation with birth parents, a suitcase with clothing and personal supplies, as well as, nutrition evaluation.

Our Homes will allow children to remain at their current schools until a long term placement home is found minimizing the number of missed school days, and school changes. It also provides time for pertinent information that would be vital for the care of the children to be obtained from birth parents.

Down 7 Up 8 Incorporated provides a “WIN WIN” Opportunity for children coming into the Foster Care Program, Department of Family and Children Services, existing Foster Parents, and the Community.  

Please help us make the process less traumatic for foster children.  Together, we can make a big difference in a Foster Child’s Life!

Tax ID: 81-2053189

Fundraisers

Down 7 Up 8 Incorporated

Down 7 Up 8 Incorporated

Amount Raised:

$0

 

0% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Down 7 Up 8 Incorporated

Down 7 Up 8 Incorporated

Amount Raised:

$420

 

1% Raised of $50,000 Goal