West Michigan Partnership for Children

Driven by a belief that all children deserve safety and the opportunity to thrive, West Michigan Partnership for Children (WMPC) is a new Kent County, Michigan organization piloting an innovative foster care funding model to create better futures for children.

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There are more than 400,000 American children in foster care on any given day in the United States. In Michigan, that number is approximately 13,000.

West Michigan Partnership for Children

Have you heard? Kent County is piloting a data-driven, innovative, performance-based approach to administering foster care that will transform child welfare and create better futures for children! Be a part of it!

Support Our Work

West Michigan Partnership for Children is funded by federal, state and local grants to pilot a performance-based model for foster care in Kent County, Michigan. We invite donations to help us serve the needs of children and families in Kent County.

Transforming Foster Care!

We believe there is a better way to support children and families in West Michigan! West Michigan Partnership for Children (WMPC) is a new organization created to pilot the first performance-based foster care service delivery model in Michigan with the goal of improving outcomes for children.

Beginning October 1, 2017 WMPC will facilitate foster care for children and families in Kent County, Michigan, in partnership with Bethany Christian Services, Catholic Charities West Michigan, D.A. Blodgett—St. John’s, Samaritas, and Wellspring Lutheran Services, through a contract with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

WMPC and its partners value keeping families together. We aim to safely reunify more children with their families and more quickly by working alongside families to help them address the situations that led to their child’s removal. WMPC prioritize keeping children with their families and relatives and seek adoptive homes only when returning a child to their family is not possible. Foster parents are important partners in this process.

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About
 

About

WMPC is a new Kent County, Michigan organization piloting an innovative foster care model to create better futures for children.
Staff
 

Staff

We are a talented, creative group of passionate professionals committed to creating better futures for children.
Partners
 

Partners

Kent County’s five top foster care providers have been brainstorming and advocating for a better way to facilitate foster care.
Become a Foster Parent
 

Become a Foster Parent

There are more than 400,000 American children in foster care on any given day in the United States
In the News
 

In the News

Catch up on what’s happening with West Michigan Partnership for Children
Blog Articles
 

Blog Articles

Read the latest articles on foster care.
Work with Us
 

Work with Us

The West Michigan Partnership for Children (WMPC) launches October 1, 2017, and we are building our team!
Support Our Work
 

Support Our Work

Give now and be a part of the change to transform foster care.

Get Involved!

We need you! The WMPC welcomes foster parents, mentors, and community members to help us create better futures for our community’s children.



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