Advocating for systemic change and problem resolution, FAPAC is committed to seeing that children in the child welfare system find stability and permanency with loving parents who are prepared and supported to meet the special needs caused by abuse and neglect. It works with birth parents wanting to learn parenting skills, foster and adoptive parents needing support and training, birth and adoptive parents seeking to co-parent, and youth desiring to share their voices and advocate for a better, more compassionate system. Comprehensive support and training enable foster, kinship, and adoptive parents to access services needed to care for children who have experienced trauma, neglect, and abuse, and to develop skills to serve as advocates for themselves and their peers. FAPAC provides skills and support to help families stay strong so they will not have to enter or reenter the foster care system.

Headquarters: DC-Ward 4

Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; We serve any foster, adoptive, or kinship parent who has a DC foster child in his or her home, or who has had a DC foster child in his or her home in the past. Although all of our families parent a DC child, approximately half live in Maryland, primarily neighboring Prince George's County.

Age Groups Served: All

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic; Other

Population(s) Served: Men/Boys; Women/Girls

Awards & Recognition

Washington Area Womens Foundation Leadership Award April 2010


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