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FAFS Services Supported by the Foundation
A Holiday Celebration For Every Child
Through the A Holiday Celebration for Every Child Program , Foster and Adoptive Family Services (FAFS) hosts holiday parties and provides...Read More »
Fostering Wishes for Children
Fostering Wishes for Children is a mini-grant program designed to provide children in foster care with a few of the little things that can help...Read More »
Support & Training
Foster and Adoptive Family Services (FAFS) provides support and training to resource parents in New Jersey. These families are the safety net...Read More »
The Camp Scholarship Program is an initiative to provide children in foster care with the chance to attend a week of overnight camp at Camp...Read More »
When removed from birth parents, children also frequently lose all the relationships that have been important to them – friends, neighbors,...Read More »
Academic and Independent Living Scholarships
Foster and Adoptive Family Services (FAFS) offers academic scholarships and independent living grants to young people who have grown up in foster care, or who have been adopted through the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services foster care system. FAFS’ private scholarships and grants provide these youth with the assistance they need to follow their dreams and achieve success.
FAFS currently offers 13 privately funded scholarships and grants which are geared toward providing young people with the opportunity to pursue education beyond high school or to begin living independently. Two of these are named in honor of FAFS founders, Mrs. Hattie Talley and Mrs. and Mrs. Bernard Dondiego.
FAFS’ academic scholarships are related solely to academic achievement and can be applied towards tuition and fees at colleges and universities, trade or vocational schools. They can also be used for acquiring supplies and books, and for paying for school services.
Independent Living grants assist these young people with the transition into adult living, helping to make self-sufficiency a reality for those who may have limited support networks. These grants can help with rent, transportation, food, and other costs associated with beginning their lives apart from the child welfare system.
We invite you to partner with us as a contributor to these much-needed scholarships and grants.
The Foster and Adoptive Family Services Foundation is a 501(c)(3)charitable organization and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law.
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