Elisabeth Mulholland serves as our Care Coordinator. She brings with her nine years of experience and a passion for reunification, recruiting new foster care families, and creating an antiracist foster care system.
“We’re truly thankful for Elisabeth’s creativity, and her drive to create system-wide change to improve outcomes for youth in Kent County Foster Care,” her supervisor shared.
Years in nonprofit – 9
Why you wanted to be in this field:
I have a passion for advocating for children and families through promoting reunification.
What is your role at WMPC? What are your responsibilities in this role?
I am a Care Coordinator, which means I am responsible for providing oversight for children in the foster care system, and those who use other services through WMPC and its partner agencies.
What do you anticipate being the most rewarding part about your job?
Using my position and experience to advocate for reunification, in addition to finding creative and appropriate ways to keep foster youth out of residential placements.
What is one thing you wish people knew about foster care?
I wish that more people knew that there are numerous ways to support children in care, as well as biological and foster parents, outside of becoming foster parents themselves.
How has your experience in the nonprofit sector changed your perspective?
My experience has taught me that it’s imperative that all systems and providers involved in the child welfare system work together in order to best address the needs, and highlight the unique strengths, of the child and family.
What is your hope for WMPC and the Kent County foster care system?
WMPC, Kent County’s five private foster care agencies, and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services continue to collaborate to decrease the number of African American children coming into care, and increase the number of licensed relative homes.