Building Community for Foster Youth Since 1998
Peace4Kids is a non-profit, volunteer supported organization promoting trust, equity and stability for children in foster care
At Peace4Kids, we employ an approach that we call “Community as Family”. Youth in foster care, supported by a responsive, consistent and culturally sensitive volunteer community, develop a sense of belonging and permanence.
“Community as Family”, serves to:
Create positive group bonding. Where individuals have failed before, the consistent group dynamic represents safety and security
Organically provide opportunities for trust development
Change the expectations that foster youth have for adults and facilitate nutritious relationships
Kids in foster care may move homes several times in one year, and this lack of permanency contributes to an inability to form strong, positive relationships, especially with adults. Trained staff and volunteers interface with youth on a consistent basis to model healthy relationship building and effective communication. The Peace4Kids community becomes a family for youth in foster care.
Peace4Kids is dedicated to empowering foster youth by providing Community as Family
We create a strong foundation through programs focused on creative expression and life skills, allowing our youth to discover their unique voice and limitless potential for success.
Our core belief is that all youth deserve hope and possibilities. Committed to serving vulnerable children and youth in foster care, Peace4Kids creatively inspires these youth to discover their unique voice while providing the tools for success. We encourage the health and well-being of the individual by ensuring that they are a valued part of the whole. Simply put, we are Community as Family.