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Rally for Foster Care and Adoption Initiative

A community outreach effort to increase the number of kinship, foster and adoptive families for African American children who are currently in need of loving families and homes.

Initiative Goals

  1. To collaborate, partner, and have multiple rally events to celebrate children and families

  2. To bring together collective strengths, resources, experiences, and stories to promote community awareness and action, that will result in more kinship, foster care, adoptive parents and improving outcomes for African American children’s health, safety, and well-being.

  3. To help reduce disparities in the over-representation of children of African heritage in out of home placement.

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Human Services, Council on Black Minnesotans collaborate to host events The first two Rallies for Foster Care and Adoption on Nov. 9 at 9 a.m. and at 1 p.m. at Shilo Temple International Ministries in Minneapolis will launch a series of rallies through June 2015 to increase the number of...

The Rally Recruitment Kick-off on September 13th at the Selby Jazz Fest was successful. Over 137 surveys were completed, and over 60 people signed up for more information. We are asking your support of the Initiative goals to help recruit foster/adoptive/kinship families for African American children currently in out of home...

Please come and support the Rally for Foster Care and Adoption Initiative by participating in the first Rally event on November 9th, 2014, first session starts at 9am and the second session starts at 1pm. Please RSVP by phone 612-232-1598 or email to patriciabanks@urbanventures.org at MADDADS, which is one of the Minneapolis community partners.

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