Template found for foster family support

Attempt to address burnout, complexity of care


March 27, 2023

Annika Hapip

Some members of the Lily Initiative lead team at a recent promotional event. From left to right, Sam Hapip, Annika Hapip, Dana Fleck, Sierra Guches, Leslie Pearcy, and Kaari Landblom.

About half of all foster parents in the nation quit after a year, and only about a quarter make it past a second.

"I would say that's a huge problem," said Annika Hapip, who felt her church needed to act. "You have a lot of kiddos who are in the foster care system, and they're waiting to be placed in a home, and foster families are stretched."

Hapip's solution, the Lily Initiative, working with...

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