A trash bag is not an appropriate way in which a child, who already feels discarded, should carry their belongings. We aim to arm DCF workers with duffle bags to replace the trash bags they currently carry. In addition, we provide care package backpacks full of essential items to help them transition. For children in foster care, the backpack is much more than a collection of items and a way to carry them, it serves as proof that there are people who care at a time they feel most alone.
Through our church & corporate outreach programs, Avion Cares provides a support network to those willing to fill the caregiver role temporarily for a child in need, by becoming a foster parent. There are children of all ages from our community who need someone to provide a safe, stable and nurturing home until they can return to their families or find a forever home. Patience, understanding, and encouragement can provide a young person with confidence and strength to last a lifetime.
In many states and counties in the U.S., A Court Appointed Special Advocate program is in place to ensure that no child falls through the cracks. A CASA Volunteer is an everyday hero appointed by the court to independently investigate the cases of children in the foster care system and advocate for what is best for each child with the goal of a loving, safe and permanent home. We will help bring awareness to this program and help recruit those willing to make a difference in the life of a child.