Who We Are

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 model to create better futures for children.

The 2017 launch of WMPC is the result of a long-term collaboration between dedicated professionals, Kent County 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.

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 ...
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In the News

In the News

Catch up on what's happening with West Michigan Partnership for Children... Press Releases Here are the latest press releases from ...
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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 ...
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Our Staff

Our Staff

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