Families Now

CNL Member since 2010

Mission Focused Solutions helps child welfare organizations improve permanency outcomes for children in foster care - MFS consultant Kristina Gelardi coaching Sierra Forever Services recruiter Cynthia Hutchison

Families Now helps child welfare organizations improve permanency outcomes for children in foster care – MFS consultant Kristina Gelardi coaching Sierra Forever Services recruiter Cynthia Hutchison

Visit Website: missionfocused.org

Contact Email:  gail@missionfocused.org

Founded: 2008 

Purpose:increase permanent families for children and teens in foster care by providing support to nonprofit and governmental child welfare services organizations

Funding:  Charitable giving from individuals, businesses, and foundations; fees-for-services

 

How we have benefited from being a member of CNL: 

  • Excellent trainings have helped us grow our skills and increase our effectiveness
  • Networking opportunities have helped us increase community awareness of our organization’s services and impact and helped us build a community of peer support

How our organization has benefited the community:
Our resource family recruitment and retention project, Project Chrysalis, helped local foster family agencies identify and address barrier beliefs that prevented them from effectively recruiting and retaining local resource families for Nevada County children.  As a result of the project fewer local children will need to be placed out of county and away from natural supports.