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extendedReach Foster Care Software Blog

Posts by Jesse Collier:

5 Easy Ways to Land Grants for Foster Care and Group Homes

5 Easy Ways to Land Grants for Foster Care and Group Homes

In the world of social service – especially foster care – money can be tight for agencies. There are always so many more opportunities… if only there was more funding. Of course, there are grants for foster care and group homes… but many find applying for funding to be fruitless as they always get passed over. Maybe you’re wondering how to even apply for foster care grants? Here’s how you can put together a strong application so you can get the funding you need. Read on to get your hands on a list we put together of foster care-related grants to make things even easier. extendedReach always has you covered.

Customer Spotlight: St. Vincent Family Services.

Customer Spotlight: St. Vincent Family Services.

If you ask the extendedReach foster care software team about the most rewarding parts of their job, there is a good chance they will talk about our inspiring customers. Social work is not easy, but our clients are truly making a difference. We are particularly impressed by the work of St. Vincent Family Services and wanted to highlight them in a blog post. Program Director Theresa Van Dootingh took some time to answer our questions so you can learn more about SVFS.

5 Essential Tips for Kids Aging Out of Foster Care

5 Essential Tips for Kids Aging Out of Foster Care

For many kids, turning eighteen is an exciting milestone consisting of graduating high school, becoming an adult, and beginning the next chapter. For foster youth, it may feel more like being pushed out of the nest into the unknown, which can lead to feelings of anxiety and self-doubt. Aging out of foster care can be scary and supporting youth at this time is of the utmost importance. As many of our customers are absolute heroes with their contributions to the foster system, we’ve compiled a list of things both agencies and foster parents can do to help ease the transition.