To focus on the children we serve with targeted educational and enrichment opportunities that allow each child to fulfill his or her potential.
Like our mission, Friends of Foster Children Forever (FFCF) strives to fulfill the needs of every child who enters, or is at risk of entering the foster care system in our community, regardless of whether they reside in a foster home, with a relative, non-relative, in a shelter or residential facility. FFCF serves all children residing in Collier county and follows them wherever they are placed. FFCF is expanding its programs to help serve children in the Hendry and Glades’ Counties.
FFCF (previously known as the Foster Care Council) was launched in 1999 by Cathy and the late, Stan Appelbaum and, Dr. Les and the late, Lynn Schultzel. The first year the organization provided for a handful of children, now FFCF annually serves over eight hundred children. In 2000, FFCF was staffed by one part time director and a handful of very talented and dedicated volunteers. In 2016, FFCF has 4 full time employees, and over a hundred volunteers.