SANTA MARIA—A beautiful new website and URL are the new “babies” of Angels Foster Care. With the need for high quality foster families continuing to grow, Angels Foster Care developed an easy to navigate website rich with information and resources to help attract, motivate and retain potential foster parents. Needing more homes, especially in North County, to take in the babies Angels Foster Care serves, a better website with a familiar, easy to remember URL and email domain, allows potential foster families to more quickly find the organization when searching online. In addition to the technical improvements made for the organization, staff wanted the content of the website to be updated and the appearance refreshed. “We think visitors will be pleased with the ease of use of the site, especially for anyone interested in becoming a foster parent or learning more about the process” says Kelly White O’Neill, North County Development Associate.
In addition to learning about foster care, the Angels Foster Care model in particular, and having the tools to begin and complete the certification process easily accessible, the website shares wonderful stories about foster care from the perspective of local families who have taken on this important work. Making an online donation or finding out about upcoming events is also much easier. Those interested in supporting young children in foster care can also find ways to volunteer, serve on committees, or work as leaders in helping to shape the direction and success of the Angels Foster Care program. “This was a long time in the planning and executing, but we felt it was important that our online identity reflect, more clearly, what we do, who we are, and the many ways people can help,” shares Jennifer Mills, Director of Operations.
The next training class for anyone interested in becoming a foster parent with Angels Foster Care is coming up in September. Visit www.angelsfostercare.org to begin the registration process or to get more information.
About Angels Foster Care
Angels Foster Care is seen as a new innovative model for providing the best care for the most vulnerable of all foster children – babies. Angels Foster Care works with abused, abandoned and neglected infants and toddlers born in Santa Barbara County with the understanding that the early experience between child and parent is the template for all future relationships. All research shows that early intervention for babies leads to secure attachment, cognitive development, emotional self-regulation, readiness for school and healthy adult behaviors, and positively impacts the lifelong mental health of young foster children. The Angels Foster Care program with its policy of “one child, one placement and no change in caregivers” has had a positive impact on lowering statistics relating to movement of young foster children.