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Our Mission

It is the mission of Joy Meadows to provide foster families with community support, housing, and resources, so that children in foster care can find stability, healing and joy.

Our Vision

It is the vision of Joy Meadows to provide stable, consistent, single-family homes for every child in foster care. We do this through two primary programs: (1) Fostering Joy - a training and equipping model for churches to start and implement foster care ministries and care communities for each foster family; and (2) Joy Meadows Foster Community— a community of large homes so that foster families who are good at what they do will have the opportunity to live in a home where space allows for additional children, particularly large sibling groups when feasible.  The physical neighborhood will be a place where foster children can be placed initially when they come into care, rather than multiple moves.  Through both of these programs we provide children with the help and continuity of care they need to find healing.

We envision a community of foster parents who have support by providing them centralized access to resources, shared goals, assistance, respite care, and easing their financial burden. We will provide services such as therapy, academic tutoring, behavioral support, private lessons, and extra-curricular activities. We want to support foster families so they do not have to experience burnout in helping these children, and can invest all of their time and energy into caring for the children.  We want to help the foster child and foster family find joy, even as they walk through the difficult steps to healing and home. Through Fostering Joy and the Joy Meadows Foster Community, we will meet the needs in our state to both have more foster homes, and retain foster families.


Find out about our organization, mission, our model, and our goals.

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  2. Sign up as a Church to be part of the Fostering Joy Church Initiative for Kansas foster care. For questions, email or directly to

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Contact Us:       P.O. Box 182, Basehor, Kansas, 66007