Wendy’s Wonderful Kids® Grant Helps SCO Find Forever Families for Children in Foster Care
July 22, 2020 / SCO News
SCO Family of Services was awarded a Wendy’s Wonderful Kids renewal grant of $126,000 from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption—the fourth year of SCO’s participation in the program. This grant will be used to continue to implement the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Child-Focused Recruitment Model.
At SCO Family of Services, family reunification is always the goal for our children in foster care. When reunification is not possible, we try to find an appropriate, permanent, and loving adoptive family for each child.
Implemented in 2004, the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids model is designed to find a safe, permanent home for children waiting to be adopted from foster care. The program focuses especially on children for whom it has traditionally been difficult to find families: Teenagers, large sibling groups and children with special needs.
The Wendy’s Wonderful Kids grant will allow SCO to continue to fund four recruiters who will work towards finding forever families for these children.
of 12th graders in Family Foster Care graduated high school; 61% are enrolled in post-secondary education
of adults with developmental disabilities living in SCO’s IRAs (group homes) made meaningful connections by participating in community inclusion activities