Friends of the Children–Tacoma pairs children, ages 4 to 6, of parenting foster youth with a salaried, professional mentor called a Friend who stays by their side for 12+ years, no matter what. Friends help youth navigate life, building on their personal strengths and empowering families to access the resources available to them. We combine the strength of our long-term relationships with the expertise of community service providers to meet the unique needs of each of our program youth and their families.
Friends support parent's hopes and dreams for their children
Friends spend time in each child's school, home and community
Friends provide one-on-one educational support in and out of the classroom
Friends promote social and emotional development
Friends help children and families build their social capital
Friends link children and families to community resources
Who is eligible
Children whose parents were in foster care and are between the ages of 4 to 6
Children who live in Pierce County
To refer a child to our program, download and fill out the form available at the link below and email it to Angel Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.