Who We Are

Driven by a belief that all children deserve safety and the opportunity to thrive, West Michigan Partnership for Children (WMPC) in Kent County, Michigan has been implementing an innovative foster care model creating better outcomes for children and their families.

The 2017 launch of WMPC was the result of a long-term collaboration between dedicated professionals, the Kent County Administrator’s Office, community leaders and partners, Michigan Child Welfare Partnership Council, and legislators. As the only private entity in Michigan to oversee a network of foster care and service providers, WMPC and its partners work seamlessly with the public sector to improve outcomes for abused and neglected children.

WMPC draws from national and local best practices to:

     

      • Administer performance-based contracts that require foster care and service providers to meet key outcomes for children and families in an efficient and timely manner;

      • Facilitate a funding model that prioritizes permanency, allows creativity and flexibility for needed services, and rewards early interventions that result in positive outcomes;

      • Utilize cutting-edge technology and software for real-time case management and predictive analytics that identify client needs and mobilize resources to prevent crises;

      • Lead and empower a collaborative consortium, leveraging the talent, expertise, and historical knowledge of Bethany Christian Services, Catholic Charities of West Michigan, D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s, Samaritas, and Wellspring Lutheran Services.


    Annual Report

    Annual Report

    View WMPC Annual Report 2020 (PDF with links)Download …

    Our Board of Directors

    Our Board of Directors

    West Michigan Partnership for Children is backed by a Board of Directors who are motivated and passionate about providing better …

    2018 Annual Report

    2018 Annual Report

    2018 Annual ReportDownload …

    What We Do

    What We Do

    WMPC ensures that children removed from their homes by Kent County MDHHS due to abandonment, abuse, or neglect are placed …

    In the News

    In the News

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

    Our Partners

    Our Partners

    For several years, Kent County’s five top foster care providers have been brainstorming and advocating for a better way to …

    Our Team

    Our Team

    We are a talented, creative group of passionate professionals committed to creating better futures for children. WMPC values a workplace …

    2018 Strategic Plan

    2018 Strategic Plan

    WMPC is a known and trusted provider of foster care services in Kent County that engages with, listens, and responds …

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