On December 3rd and 4th, RHF and co-organizers OCFS and Casey Family Programs hosted its 5th Annual Permanency Summit in Albany. With an attendance of 180 leaders from 16 NYS counties, this year’s focus was on prevention services and strategies to prevent unnecessary entries into foster care. Materials can be viewed here. Following the summit, RHF hosted the Family First Readiness Convening where counties receiving TA as part of the Transition Fund collaborated to discuss concrete strategies to implement Family First.
RHF released a Request for Proposals at the NYS Voluntary Agency Summit to provide for planning and implementation funding of up to $300,000 to support NYS provider agencies in the rest of state who seek to develop a service array that braids various funding streams in order to support high-needs youth and their families in home-based placements. Letters of Interest are due to the Foundation no later than January 10, 2020.
RHF’s latest newsletter features details on the NYS Permanency Summit and Family First Readiness Convening and announces our newest grants including CCI for court reform, Rise for their Rise & Shine program and The Chronicle in support of hiring a Albany-based reporter.
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Our mission is to ensure every child who experiences foster care is raised in a loving, stable family. We work with our partners to help expedite family reunification, or when necessary, adoption and kin guardianship.
We seek to improve practice and policy to reduce overreliance on residential placements. We work to increase family-based care (whether birth, kin, foster or adoptive) to improve outcomes for foster children. Click to learn more.