During FCNI’s second year, the agency saw tremendous growth due to ongoing creative collaborations. But challenges were building–we needed more foster homes to meet increasing needs of local children but we didn’t have the resources to help us recruit them. We also needed more staff to help with increasing work in caring for more children and certifying more homes, and a larger office space from which to provide it all. In Year Two: A Fledgling, FCNI saw foster parents become recruiters to help increase foster homes, which in turn helped us provide care for nearly 40 local children (that’s almost double our Year One!); we hired an exceptional group of core staff members, some of whom would become vital in the development of future agency programs; and we miraculously secured office space which would serve as our home for almost 15 years!
Year Two saw growth, growth and more growth.