Work of Heart Volunteer Respite Program
Adoptions Together's Work of Heart
Volunteer Respite Program was developed in cooperation with the Foster and Adoptive Parent Advocacy Center (FAPAC) and was formerly managed by the Council of Governments.
As with all parents, foster parents need an occasional break. Often these breaks can be the difference between a successful foster care placement and one that ends in another move for the child. There are many reasons children need to live with foster or adoptive families: they may be victims of physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse; neglect; poverty; and/or abandonment. Their parents may be unable to care for them because of their own disabilities, illness, or inability to provide for the child's special needs. There are currently 6,000 children and youth in foster care in the metropolitan area, and the numbers are increasing.
Are you interested in becoming a Work of Heart Respite Parent?
Please call: 1-800-669-HOPE
Super Saturday Respite
Are you a CFSA foster parent in need of a break? Even for just a day? Adoptions Together is sponsoring the Work of Heart Respite Care Program for CFSA foster parents. The Work of Heart Respite Care Program sponsors free monthly respite “Super Saturdays” that allow CFSA foster parents the opportunity to leave their foster children with trained social workers, foster parents, and volunteers for a day. Children and youth from ages 3-21 will have a fun day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.!
Respite Super Saturdays are the first Saturday of the month at:
Family Life Community Center
605 Rhode Island Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
- You MUST register by the WEDNESDAY before the event to participate.
- To register, please call: 1-800-669-HOPE or download a Work of Heart Respite Program registration form.
- Please leave your name and phone number and someone will call you back to confirm your child’s registration.