Angels Foster Care has launched its new website, https://www.angelsfostercare.org/. The new site was designed to appeal to families in Santa Barbara County and south San Luis Obispo County who are interested in fostering infants and toddlers.
The redesign was created as a pro bono project by Dropbox product designer Jennifer Wong, who feels strongly about giving back because of her own experiences in foster care.
“I know what it is like to have nobody standing up for you, which is why I choose to be a voice for those who aren’t represented,” she said.
Wong heard about Angels Foster Care in 2018 while she was working as a product designer at Procore Technologies. She suggested the website redesign and volunteered to spearhead the project.
Wong recently moved to the Bay Area, but she has continued to volunteer to the help Angels Foster Care children. She is also a course instructor for Bayview YMCA’s product design program and a pro-bono design consultant for Downtown Streets Team, a nonprofit that aims to end homelessness through work experience programs.
The website launch comes at an opportune time for Angels Foster Care, said Executive Director Holly Carmody.
“We are expecting to see a surge in children entering foster care as our community reopens after the pandemic,” Carmody said. “Unfortunately, we believe that the stress of the lockdown has led to increases in child abuse and neglect.”
There is a great need for adults who are willing and able to foster local children. In October 2020 there were 450 children in foster care in Santa Barbara County. One of every three was under the age of 5.
Neglected, abused, and abandoned children are in need loving families and safe homes. To learn more about fostering a Santa Barbara County infant or toddler visit https://www.angelsfostercare.org/.
Angels Foster Care protects abused, neglected and abandoned infants and toddlers, nurtures them in one loving home until adoption or reunification, and ensures they reach their maximum development potential. Angels Foster Care recruits, trains and supports foster families for children age 0-5 who have been removed from unsafe homes in Santa Barbara County.