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?
Upcoming Events at Bair
New Foster Family Orientation Night
The Bair Foundation in Pittsburgh would like to welcome new foster families and families from the Families United Network of Allegheny County at our Orientation Night, April 21st at 6:30 PM at our office, 2755 Library Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15234 (Castle Shannon). Please join us to learn more about our ministry, to learn more about the transfer process and come get to know our wonderful staff. We are so looking forward to meeting you! To learn more or sign up, contact Melissa or Patty at 412-341-6850. Welcome to the Bair family!
Upstate Family Expo & Festival
TD Convention Center, 1 Exposition Dr, Greenville
April 25, 2015 from 10:00 am- 5:00 pm
Visit Bair's Booth to learn more about the Foster Care Ministry!
Wilmington, NC FOSTER PARENTS: Save the Date! Reaffirming Our Commitment to Kids and Celebrating our Foster Parents
Friday May 15, 2015 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM at the Atrium Wilmington, 15 S. 2nd St., Wilmington, NC
RSVP 910-202-9337. Save the date for what is to be a fun-filled evening!
35th Annual Cambria County Child Abuse Awareness Workshop, Tuesday April 28, 2015 from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM at University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown's Heritage Hall Living Learning Center.
The morning keynote speaker will discuss "Child Abuse Legislative Changes and the Impact on Mandated Reporters," and the afternoon keynote speech will feature "Laughing: Just for the Health of It."Workshop One will feature Sex Offender and Grooming, Methadone Maintenance within the Continuum of Care and Human Trafficking. Workshop Two will include Multi-Media Sexting, Autism and Interventions, and Animal Abuse and Human Violence.
Five credit hours are available for social workers, nurses, teachers, psychologists, counselors and other health care professionals. The cost is $60 for members, $65 for nonmembers and $25 for full-time students. For more information visit www.cscouncil.com
Grace-Based Parenting Conference, Fri. April 24th from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm & Sat. April 25 from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm at Anchor Baptist Church, 361 Winthrop Drive, Lexington, KY 40514. Register at www.familymatters.net/events. Foster Parent Chris Keener and our Intake Coordinator Emily Deitrick Hosny will be there to speak about Christian Foster Care. Stop by our table and learn more or say hello!
Cost $39 per person and Childcare provided for $10 per child. Save $10 by registering by March 31st.
Interested in Foster Care? We are hosting Foster Parent Orientation sessions every Tuesday at 6:00 PM at our Asheville office, 108 Executive Park, Asheville, NC 28801. To learn more, call for details or to sign up: (828) 350-5197.
New Wilmington, PA
Join us at our OPEN HOUSE! Learn more about the ministry of Christian Foster Care and meet new families at our Child Care office, 245 High Street, New Wilmington, PA 16142
April 25th and May 23rd 2015 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Questions? Call Shari 724-946-2220. Please plan on bringing a friend and your children are also welcome! Light refreshments provided.
4th Annual Commonwealth of Virginia CSA Conference: An Informed System of Care
April 19th - 21st, 2015 at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Roanoke, VA
Learn more Here
Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit 11
April 30 - May 1st, Long Hollow Baptist Church
Learn More: http://www.christianalliancefororphans.org/summit/
The CAFO Summit has become the national hub for what Christianity Today called "the burgeoning Christian care movement." Last year's conference drew 2,600 foster and adoptive parents, orphan advocates, pastors and leaders from 35 countries. Join us!