We all can do something
Whether you choose to be a responder, teammate, or foster family, our mission remains the same: to give every child the opportunity to encounter Jesus in a healthy home that is cared for by our church community.
The Different Layers of Harborside Cares
Become a Foster Family
Start the process of becoming a licensed foster family or "host a home". Help prevent children from entering the foster care system. Provide children with a temporary, loving home while their parents receive mentorship and care.
If you have any questions not listed, please email us!Contact Us
No. Harborside does not license new foster families. We host licensing events on-site with A Door of Hope which licenses new foster families. Harborside partners with A Door of Hope– a local, Christian, foster care licensing agency that licenses new foster families.
If you are a foster parent, you can Request a Care Community by clicking this link. Once you create your account through this link, our team will contact you.
A Door of Hope provides hope for kids in crisis by providing loving, Christian foster homes in west-central Florida. Better Together keeps families together – and children out of foster care – by providing them with a temporary loving home and helping their parents work to build a better life. The main difference between these two organizations is that A Door of Hope licenses Christian foster parents and equips them to take in a foster child and Better Together helps in the prevention of a child entering foster care by equipping families to take in a child short-term before reunifying that child with their family.
Weekly meals, transporting children to appointments, respite care, occasional childcare, mentoring children, sourcing practical needs (eg: bunk beds, strollers, diapers, clothing), prayer and encouragement.
Yes. You can give through the Harborside App giving platform. You can designate the donation to our “Foster Care Fund”.
Yes. You can give through this link and look for the button that says “Give to our CarePortal Fund”