Our mission is to provide support to children and families that are active in the Monmouth and Ocean County New Jersey foster care systems.
Our vision is to create a place where Foster Families can feel supported, and shop for supplies for the children they are caring for, at no cost to them. A place where Volunteers and Donors can come together and show Foster Families that the community supports them.
The Village was founded in September of 2019 to help bridge the gap between the community and foster families. We began collecting clothing, diapers and hygiene products and were quickly overwhelmed by donations. In 2021, thanks to generous donations, we were able to open the first Foster Family Closet in a warehouse space. As we began serving more families, we knew that we wanted to give them a better shopping experience, and make it easier for the community see where their donations were going. In 2022 we moved to a beautiful storefront where everything is displayed like a botique. This gives children the opportunity to choose things that they love. The Village continues to support over 150 foster, kinship and adoptive families.