CLIENT: West Michigan Partnership for Children
WMPC is a new Kent County organization piloting an innovative foster care funding model to create better futures for children and families. The creation of WMPC is the result of a long-time public-private partnership between local foster care agencies, county government, and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) that has been cultivated by the Michigan Child Welfare Partnership Council and legislative champions.
CLIENT: WMPC / Foster Kent Kids
WMPC ensures that children removed from their homes by Kent County MDHHS due to abandonment, abuse, or neglect are placed in safe, family-like settings with culturally responsive and trauma-informed services.
Valuing reunification and family preservation, WMPC and its partner agencies seek to strengthen and empower families, increasing reunifications and decreasing the time children spend in the child welfare system. WMPC prioritizes placing children with relatives and procuring adoption services only when return to home is not possible.
WMPC is transparent and accountable to its community and stakeholders for improving the lives of children in Kent County. In solidarity with the people most affected by the child welfare system, we partner in this journey to create better futures for children.