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Wraparound Support for Foster Families
Sunbeam Family Services
Award Date: May 1, 2020
Sunbeam Family Services is expanding wraparound services to foster parents through informal care options for children in care, remote case management, and telehealth services. These additional services well help Sunbeam maintain the placement of children in care and reduce burnout for foster parents and their support systems. The closure of childcare and schools forces parents to scramble to home-school their children while keeping them entertained. Parents also struggle to run errands and meet work requirements. For foster parents, quarantine also means additional check-ins with DHS case managers and virtual visits with members of biological families. To help relieve this pressure, and to prevent foster parent burnout, Sunbeam will provide all of its foster families with stipends for informal care.