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.
On October 1, 2017 WMPC began facilitating 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, in partnership with the Kent County Administrator's Office.
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.