Human Services

Heritage Foster Adoption Supportinc

  • Avon, IN
  • www.hfasi.org

Mission Statement

The mission of Heritage Foster Adoption Support Inc. is to provide support and education to all parents who foster or adopt from the child welfare system, encouraging healthy families for all children.

Main Programs

  1. Support Group
  2. Respite Circle
  3. Parents' Night Out
Service Areas

Self-reported

Indiana

HFASI primarily serves the following counties in west central Indiana:  Hendricks, Marion, Johnson, Morgan, Putnam, Boone and Montgomery.

ruling year

2007

Principal Officer since 2007

Self-reported

Stephanie Kerner

Co Principal Officer since 2009

Self-reported

Bridgett Morales-Kilgore

Keywords

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Indiana

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EIN

20-8445592

 Number

6921148358

Physical Address

7137 Cedar Mill Court

Avon, IN 46123

Also Known As

HFASI

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Adoption (P31)

Foster Care (P32)

Family Services (P40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Heritage Foster Adoption Support Inc. invites participation from any person or family touched by foster parenting or adoption, including current and former foster parents, pre– and post-adoptive parents, kinship caregivers, birth parents, and adoptees of any age, as it is felt the experience and knowledge of all can be an educational benefit for others. Heritage strives to build a support network for those families touched by fostering or adopting, and to encourage those considering fostering or adopting in the future. Heritage primarily serves Region 9 in west central Indiana, including the counties of Hendricks, Putnam, Morgan, Boone, and Montgomery. Our families are represented on the Indiana Department of Child Services Regional Services Council (Region 9), and through their membership in HFASI are also members of the North American Council on Adoptable Children.  HFASI is able to reach hundreds of foster, adoptive and kinship caregivers through this network of support in the five county region.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Support Group

Heritage provides a monthly support group/education meeting for parents, which meets ongoing training requirements for maintaining foster parent licensure.  HFASI provides this meeting and training at no cost to parents, and also arranges for free child care for children on-site by pre-screened social work students from Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis.  Snacks and activities are provided to children during this time, again at no cost to the parents.  Meetings typically last for two hours, and are held at a various locations depending upon the county.  Four of the five counties in the region have active parent group meetings at this time.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

Single Parents

Budget

$3,000.00

Program 2

Respite Circle

HFASI has started providing respite care among its own members, particularly among the licensed foster families. Members have established informal guidelines for respite care, and work out care giving arrangements among themselves without having to resort to agency involvement.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Single Parents

Other Named Groups

Budget

$100.00

Program 3

Parents' Night Out

The Parents Night Out Program has been initiated under the Adopt US Kids respite grant received by HFASI in August 2009. Parents will be able to drop the children off in a supervised setting and enjoy four "kid-free" hours to do whatever they need to, while the kids are engaged in activities and supervised in a safe environment. The program is held on a monthly basis, and child care is no cost to the parents.

The program is open to families who are members of Heritage Foster Adoption Support, which currently serves foster, adoptive and kinship families in Hendricks, Putnam, and Morgan counties in west central Indiana. Families from Boone and Montgomery county, also served in DCS Region 9,or families who have been referred by Indianapolis Institute for Families are also included in this service area. Families who have previously been served by the Indiana Post-Adoptive Network will also be included for services, provided they reside in the western half of Marion county due to funding limitations.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Male Children (5 - 14 years)

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Female Children ( 5 - 14 years)

Budget

$5,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Indiana

HFASI primarily serves the following counties in west central Indiana:  Hendricks, Marion, Johnson, Morgan, Putnam, Boone and Montgomery.

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Funding Needs

HFASI is in need of ongoing financial support for the following:  basic operating needs (i.e. office supplies, fees, etc); scholarship fund (specialized training for parents); children's meeting activities; training/educational needs; and financial sponsorship for the Parents' Night Out respite program.  HFASI supports parent groups in four counties, and hopes to establish respite programs in each county as funding becomes available.

Affiliations + Memberships

North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)

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Leadership

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Principal Officer

Stephanie Kerner

Co Principal Officer

Bridgett Morales-Kilgore

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Stephanie Kerner

HFASI

Term: Sept 2010 - Sept 2014

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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