Brand New Nonprofit Focused On Foster Kids Opens in Sheboygan,Expanding Organization’s Outreach Outside of Milwaukee

Foundations Health & Wholeness,a nonprofit focused on foster children with offices in Green Bay and Milwaukee,Wisconsin,has announced the opening of a brand new office in Sheboygan,an area known for short term rentals,cheese and a desire to help those in need. Foundations as a whole has been around since the mid-1960s in Green Bay,but only started offering foster services in the late 1990s,something that the new Sheboygan office will be focused on.

Like most organizations focused on helping foster children,Foundations is dedicated to finding homes for kids in difficult circumstances. One of the main things that sets Foundations aside from other similar organizations and nonprofits is their ability to give treatment to kids who need more support than most children. Between treating kids for things like ADHD or anxiety issues,Foundations also does a lot of legwork to find kids the right families to ensure that they’ll be taken good care of once they leave the facility despite the fact that they need more help than other kids.

Jackie Baumgart,a regional director for Foundations in Sheboygan,said the group saw a need in the area and decided to expand because of it. Workers at the facility will be able to live in nearby business apartments,and will be able to travel to nearby areas like Milwaukee and Whitefish Bay. Many potential foster parents in the area had to travel all the way to Green Bay for training before the new office opened,so now they can go to the Sheboygan facility in their own backyard instead.

With the new facility,Baumgart has been trying to spread the word and let people know that it’s easy to become a foster parent,and extremely crucial for children in the area who don’t have a family of their own for a variety of reasons. There aren’t many requirements to be a foster parent,she says.

“They can be single,they can be married,they can be a same-sex couple,they can be anybody,” Baumgart stresses.

For more information about Foundations or if you’re interested in becoming a foster parent,contact Baumgart at 920-619-1079 or jbaumgart@foundationsgb.org.

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