True North Group directed the national CHAMPS campaign from 2017-2022. The campaign's mission was to strengthen family-based foster care through state and federal policy change.
CHAMPS is based on research that shows that loving, supportive families – whether birth, kin, foster or adoptive – are critical to the healthy development of all children.
CHAMPS calls on policy makers to prioritize foster parenting and strengthen policies and programs. CHAMPS offers a policy playbook and related tools to assist policy makers and child welfare leaders in making improvements.
CHAMPS partners have been key catalysts for change in nearly 40 states, CHAMPS is proud to be partnering with organizations and individuals that are leading efforts to make quality foster parenting a top priority, with statewide CHAMPS campaigns being led in New York, Vermont, Ohio, Georgia, Virginia, Oregon, Maine, Maryland, West Virginia and Nebraska. Advocates, legislators, agency and program leaders, and others are leveraging CHAMPS resources and utilizing an array of strategies to promote thoughtful policy improvements.
Contact Hope Cooper, CHAMPS Director, for more information at hope _ @ _ TrueNorthGroup.com.