The best combination is a government (county/city/state) who is the guardian of the children and a nonprofit/advocacy group who can support networking, child-specific outreach and weekend events. Most governments have all these skills to conduct a hosting program themselves, however outside help of passionate citizens can add extra power to a program’s impact.
Going the Extra Mile
A hosting program involves weekend work. Once a month a community event is held to give people the opportunity to meet the kids. They engage in fun activities together. Kids and adults meet and then make decisions about who they would like to spend more time with. Kidsave also advocates for all kids in our programs on our website – in community forums and in the media. We encourage broad networking to attract people to the children.