Welcome to Bair!
In a perfect world, every child would grow up and be nurtured in a loving, caring family, attend a great school and live in a community that supports their growth. Unfortunately, it’s not a perfect world, child abuse and neglect is real and over 400,000 children are placed in the foster care system each year.
The Bair Foundation Child & Family Ministries exists to provide quality care & services in a family setting for children and adolescents who cannot remain with their families. The primary mission of our Foster Care program is to ensure the safety and well-being of foster youth while working with their families of origin in their reunification efforts. We accomplish this with support (Intensive In-Home & Family Services) and/or parental training (B.E.S.T. for Families).
When reunification is not possible, our goal is to find an alternative permanent and stable living solution which may include Kinship Care, Adoption, or Independent Living. If adoption is a viable option, The Bair Foundation actively seeks adoptive parents to move toward permanency.
Since 1967, The Bair Foundation Child and Family Ministries has brought hope, restoration and family preservation through a partnership of committed individuals, churches, corporations and government agencies.
You can help us change the future for this vulnerable population of young people. We are doing all we can, but we can't do it alone. Will you help us be the salt and light to a dark world of child abuse and neglect?
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Upcoming Events at Bair
Join us for our New Wilmington office's 4th Annual Western Regional Tapestry Conference in partnership with Slippery Rock University Department of Social Work and North Way Christian Community Church! November 5 and 6, 2015 at 12121 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA 15090. To learn more about the conference, registration, sponsorship packages and FREE CEUS for social workers please contact Rhonda Hansotte at 724-646-2220 x 136.
The Bair Foundation's "Kinship & Conversation" support groups will be October 13th at 9 am, Thursday October 29th at 5:30 pm and Tuesday November 10th at 9 am at our Asheville office, Executive Park Ste 108, Asheville. To learn more contact Buncombe kinship coordinator Gabrielle Keath at 828-350-5197.
We're Moving! The Bair Foundation's Harlingen, Texas office is relocating to Weslaco on Thursday, August 27th.
Our new address will be 2300 West Pike Blvd., Weslaco, TX 78596. Phone and fax numbers will remain the same.
**NEW** Bair Foster Parent Support Groups are coming to York, PA!
Grace Fellowship of York, 1405 Seven Valleys Road, York, PA 17408 on September 15th, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Contact us to learn more: 717-985-6450
Bair's Foster Parent Support Groups held at Bair office: 441 Friendship Road, Suite 101, Harrisburg
Dates: September 8th, October 13th, November 10th & December 8th from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Child care for these dates is provided for all foster, kinship, biological and adoptive children. Pot luck theme so please bring something delicious to share with the group, if possible.
Contact us for more information 717-985-6450
New Wilmington, PA
Join us at the Harvest Open House at MHY Family Services on
Saturday, September 26th. FREE Admission! Look for The Bair Foundation booth! 521 Route 228, Mars, PA 16046
Bair's Foster Family Back to School Bash and Roller Skating Party
Saturday August 29th from 5:15-7:15 PM, at Roll "R" Way Skating Center, 940 Vander Ave., York, PA 17403
To RSVP Call Sarah 717-985-6450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Join us for pizza, pop, skate rental, school supplies, music and fun!
Our staff will be at the North Carolina Spot Festival in Hampstead, NC on September 26th. Stop by and say Hi, and learn more about how you can impact the life of a foster child through Christian Foster Care, Adoption or supporting foster families!
Join us at the 23rd Annual Dublin Peanut Festival in Dublin, NC on Saturday, September 19, 2015. Stop by our booth and learn more about the ministry of Christian Foster Care & Adoption!