To ensure stability/ability for strong, successful, and thriving black families who are raising healthy and successful children, supporting their families, and who engage in their communities in meaningful ways.
- To reduce out of home placement of black children in the foster care system.
- Reduce the educational achievement and attainability gaps of African-American children across Dane County Schools.
- Reduce the number of black teens who are at risk of JRC placements in Dane County.
- To reduce the number of black men and women with mental health needs who are under the supervision of local county and state correctional systems.
- Identify the educational needs of black adults and provide the opportunities necessary to ensure that they are qualified and posses the skills that will enable them to compete successfully in today’s job market.
Jackie Hunt - Founder/CEO
MA, CSAC, LPC-IT
Jacquelyn Hunt is a caring, compassionate professional with over 18 years of experience in the Substance Abuse/Mental Health field. As a result of the day-to-day counseling services she provided, she began to notice that there were many gaps in her ability to provide resources and services in that role. It wasn’t long after that she created FOSTER. She provides culturally relevant, strength-based, and trauma-informed care. Jacquelyn knows first hand what it is like to be marginalized and in need of supportive services. Her own testimony of recovery, redemption, and restoration provides the foundation for her work and allows for just the right balance to support consumers and instill the belief in them that they too can overcome and become all that they want to be. Hunt took her program to the community where she began to provide services right there in the heart of where those who were most impacted by racial disparities dwelled.