Children who have recently been removed from their homes due to unsafe living conditions or trauma often wait in a DSHS office for up to 8 hours while a suitable placement is found. This can be a time of high anxiety and uncertainty, but these kids don't have to go through it alone! Office Moms (and Dads!) are a team of on-call volunteers who's sole purpose is to sit with and entertain kids awaiting placement in a DSHS office. We hope to make the transition into foster care just a little bit easier on kids, and support our overloaded social workers by helping with the child-care aspect of their job. A group of amazing volunteers is being assembled right now in Seattle, but we need funding to get the program off the ground. Office Moms to the rescue!
Funded by Seattle, WA (September 2015)