Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is Foster + Heart?

Foster + Heart is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization located in Idaho’s Treasure Valley, dedicated to igniting the hearts of our community to foster + meet the needs of children in foster care. We run two homes for children in transition into the foster care system: Mimi’s House & Bubba’s House.

At Foster + Heart, we understand the importance of keeping sibling sets together and offering the Department of Health and Welfare the time to find not just the first home, but the right home for each child. As they enter our doors, children are warmly welcomed by our empathetic and highly-trained staff, who play a crucial role in easing their transition into foster care.

In addition to our homes, we also organize engaging events that benefit the foster care community, fostering a sense of belonging, inclusivity, and support.

Can I volunteer at Foster + Heart?

Yes! To volunteer at one of our local events or at one of our homes for children in transition into foster care, fill out the Volunteer Form to get started!

Are donations to Foster + Heart tax-deductible?

Yes! After donating directly on our website, you will be sent an email with your tax-deductible donation receipt.

How do I stay updated on the latest news and events from Foster + Heart?

Sign up for our newsletter on our home page and stay tuned on Instagram for the most up to date information!

Why does Foster + Heart include the scripture James 1:27 on the website?

At Foster + Heart, we are guided by our values, including a deep sense of compassion and a commitment to serving vulnerable children. The scripture James 1:27 [AMPC] states, “External religious worship [religion as it is expressed in outward acts] that is pure and unblemished in the sight of God the Father is this: to visit and help and care for the orphans and widows in their affliction and need.”

We recognize that children in foster care have parents, and we deeply respect the importance of family. Our goal is to support children and families in the foster care system, with the ultimate aim of reunification whenever possible. We use this scripture because we believe it emphasizes the importance of caring for children who, due to various circumstances, may not currently be in the care of their parents. It reminds us of the critical need to provide love, support, and stability to children during their journey through foster care.

We are committed to working alongside families, foster parents, and the Department of Health and Welfare to ensure the best interests of the children are met. Our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children in, while actively promoting family preservation and reunification whenever feasible.

By referencing this scripture, we seek to highlight the importance of community support and the collective responsibility we have to care for children in need. We firmly believe that by coming together as a community, we can make a positive impact on the lives of these remarkable children and their families.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We appreciate your understanding and support as we work towards our mission of fostering and meeting the needs of children in foster care.