Casey Family Programs mission is to provide and improve and ultimately to prevent the need for foster care.
Established by United Parcel Service founder Jim Casey, we are a Seattle-based national operating foundation that has served children, youth, and families in the child welfare system since 1966. We operate in two ways. We provide direct services, and we promote advances in child-welfare practice and policy.
We collaborate with foster, kinship, and adoptive parents to provide safe, loving homes for youth in our direct care. We also collaborate with counties, states, and American Indian and Alaska Native tribes to improve services and outcomes for the more than 500,000 young people in out-of-home care across the U.S. Drawing on four decades of front-line work with families and alumni of foster care, we develop tools, practices, and policies to nurture all youth in care and to help parents strengthen families at risk of needing foster care.