Series Together We Rise – Stark JFS

Together We Rise – Wear Blue for Child Abuse Prevention

In 2020, 6,122 calls were made to Stark County Children Services Report Line, resulting in 2,762 cases requiring assistance or intervention.

Together We Rise – Meet The Fisher Family

“They have big hearts and truly want to make a difference in the lives of all the children. Their willingness to help children, other foster parents, and the agency has …

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Together We Rise – Meet The Muckley Family

Having a passion for helping those in need, improving the community, and sharing God’s love, the Muckley family felt called to become foster parents.

Together We Rise – Kinship Placement

Kinship care is commonly defined as the full-time care, nurturing, and protection of a child by individuals who already have a connection with that child. Kinship can include relatives and …

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Together We Rise – Youth in Transition

When foster families show a commitment to their foster children, it can greatly impact children’s well-being and health – and especially their futures. One teenage girl, Kallie, has shared about …

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Together We Rise – The Perspective of a CPS Worker

We often hear the stories of foster families and the children whom they have shared their homes and their lives with. But, behind the scenes, are those who perform the …

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Together We Rise – The Joy of Reunification

One SCJFS foster family, originally planning to adopt, discovers the importance of supporting a mother’s journey to reunify with her daughter and the joy of creating a lifelong bond with …

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Together We Rise – Resources for Foster Parents

Foster parents are critical partners in helping children transition to foster care and feel comfortable in the homes of their foster families. The Stark County JFS agency supports these foster …

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Together We Rise – Fostering With the Goal of Keeping Siblings Together

Currently, there is a great need for both foster and adoptive parents, and an even greater need for foster and adoptive parents who are willing to accept placement of sibling …

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