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Partnerships with State & Local Agencies

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MDHHS & A SECOND CHANCE

Kinship Connections Pilot

The Kinship Connections pilot program aims to increase kinship licensure rates and reduce foster care stays by adding Family Engagement Specialists and Kinship Parent Support roles to identify potential kin caregivers and provide necessary licensing and stabilization services, in collaboration with MDHHS and Second Chance.

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MICHIGAN FEDERATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES 

Protective Factors Program for Michigan’s Families

The New Foster Care and Michigan Federation for Children and Families worked closely to deliver the Protective Factors Program, designed to help keep families together and provides a common language for social workers to use in their work. Both private and public social workers participated in comprehensive training sessions. After a successful pilot phase, the program was adopted as a statewide initiative. The primary goal of the Protective Factors Program is to support and preserve families, ensuring their stability and well-being within the foster care system.

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FOSTERING SUCCESS MICHIGAN & EDUCATE TOMORROW

Fostering Success Michigan

Recognizing the value of community partnerships in sustaining durable resources for vulnerable populations, The New Foster Care, provided a bridge for Fostering Success Michigan to continue programming in 2018, while working to identify a permanent home that would ensure long-term sustainability and an opportunity to scale nationally. In 2021, Fostering Success Michigan transitioned to Educate Tomorrow and continues to focus on postsecondary access and success for youth with experience in foster care.

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