Ways to Help
There are several ways you can help BCCYSSA. From donations to becoming a foster parent, all the information on how you can help us can be found below.
Become a Foster Parent
Becoming a foster parent allows you to share your love with a child. You contribute directly to a child's growth and success and play a major role in helping a child in his/her family in time of need. By welcoming a child into your home, you prepare the child to eventually return to his/her own family.
Our volunteers play an integral part in keeping the family unit together. Volunteers work with children and families who have become our clients after the case is opened for service. Our primary goal is to promote family unity and self-esteem among our clients
Bucks for Kids
Bucks for Kids is the sole source of individual funding for kids in Foster Care. No child should feel they are facing the world alone. They need guidance, advice, help in decision-making, and a place to call home. This is especially true for children in care and teens on the verge of adulthood and independence. The children we serve have all experienced trauma and loss. With the help of their foster families and Bucks for Kids, they get the support they need to heal and gain their footing in the world and develop the life skills to be successful.
Charlie Kane Emergency Fund
The Charlie Kane Emergency Fund was started in 2008 in memory of the late Director of Bucks County Human Services, Charlie Kane. This fund is available to allow agency caseworkers to respond immediately to assist families, parents, or youth with emergency needs. Caseworkers are provided with a “p-card,” or purchase card so that when they are working with their clients, they can access items and provide them on the spot. Some of the items needed have included: baby formula, diapers, car seats, pack-and-plays, food, school supplies, gas for a car, birthday gifts, or everyday household items (fans, space heaters, bedding, cleaning supplies) that a family cannot afford. Donations to this fund can be directed to Bucks County Children & Youth at 55 E. Court Street, 3rd Floor, Doylestown, PA 18901.