Project Chrysalis Recruitment & Retention The longer a child stays in foster care the less likely they are to achieve a permanent family. Families NOW can help child welfare agencies transform their recruitment and retention of Resource Families, a new breed of foster family that supports successful reunification with birth parents, while also committing to become the permanent family if reunification efforts fail.

Sample Accomplishment: Children in foster care are experiencing greater placement stability and shorter stays in foster care. Foster Family Agencies in Placer and Nevada Counties participating in Families NOW’s “Project Chrysalis” identified and shifted “barrier beliefs” allowing them to develop innovative methods to recruit and retain Resource Families.

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