Walk Me Home

 
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The Walk Me Home Enrichment Fund has been established for the purpose of supporting families by enriching the lives of children and youth in foster care, custodial kinship care, along with Expedited Kinship Care and in special circumstances- adoptive placements. All requests for financial assistance are to be made by submitting an application, which is located on the TFACA website or by contacting a member of the Walk Me Home Enrichment Fund Committee.

Requests may be made by DCS Foster Parents, Kinship families of children/youth in custodial care and Private Provider Foster Parents. It is permissible for adoptive parents & Expedited Kinship Foster Parents to make application for assistance; however, these determinations will be made on a case-bycase basis, based on availability of funds and present circumstances. Funds may only be accessed when all other resources have been exhausted (e.g. flex funding, DHS, Tenncare or appeal process if medical need, scholarships, Chafee funds, local association funds, community organizations, civic groups, churches, CAB’s, school system, corporations).

Applications for assistance will be reviewed by the Walk Me Home Enrichment Fund Committee. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis, dependent on the individual needs of the child or youth and subject to the availability of funds.

The Walk Me Home Enrichment Fund may be accessed to provide assistance to children and youth in the following areas:

  • Summer Camp (one or two weeks- not child care summer camps)

  • Therapeutic Camp

  • Musical Instruments (rental or purchase)

  • School Supplies (special circumstances)

  • Extracurricular school fees for sports, clubs, etc.

  • Class Trips

  • Church Trips

  • Classes/Lessons (e.g. piano, ballet, art, gymnastics-short term)

  • Registration Fees for child care (special circumstances)

  • Emergency Needs for Kinship Families (e.g. bedding, clothing, misc. items)

*Please note this is not an all-inclusive list.

Applications for assistance will be reviewed by the Walk Me Home Enrichment Fund Committee. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis, dependent on the individual needs of the child or youth and subject to the availability of funds.

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Email your application: tnfostercare.inc@gmail.com

Walk Me Home Online Application

Please allow three weeks to process applications.

Requestor's Name *
Requestor's Name
Address
Address
Phone
Phone
Name of Child
Name of Child
Date of Birth
Date of Birth
$
Placement Date
Placement Date
RPS/Family Worker
RPS/Family Worker
Family Worker Phone
Family Worker Phone
DCS/Child Worker
DCS/Child Worker
Child Worker Phone
Child Worker Phone
Case Manager
Case Manager
Case Manager Phone
Case Manager Phone
$
Please provide a brief summary stating the reason(s) for your request, including: 1) Specific need of child/youth 2) Present circumstances 3) Dates and cost of need 4) Foster Parent contribution to this cost 5) How payment should be made (email receipts with Child Name to tnfostercare.inc@gmail.com)