Find Ways to Help in the Bay Area and Beyond
Become a Braid Mentor
Join a team of Braid mentors to surround foster youth with a community of caring adults, setting them on a path toward healing from the wounds of foster care. Dive into the transformative work of mentoring, and be part of a supportive network built upon deep relationships and shared vision.
Volunteer from Home
Behind every Braid team is a team facilitator, and unlike our local mentors, facilitators can serve from anywhere in the U.S.—so you can make a lasting difference without ever leaving your house. Every week, facilitators provide behind-the-scenes support to mentors, field questions from their team, and can step in to navigate concerns with mentors, mentees, social workers, or family members.
Other Ways to Help
In addition to Braid, there are many ways to support foster youth in the Bay Area and beyond. Find information about other great organizations throughout the U.S., as well as resources for learning more about welcoming a foster child into your home.
Cards of Hope
Bring a smile to a child's face when you drop a greeting card in the mail. Children in foster care often feel forgotten, especially around their birthdays. Through our Cards of Hope program, we are able to send cards to group homes and facilities that house youth who are separated from loved ones. Throughout the year, we send cards for birthdays and "just because."
Your generosity enables us to surround foster youth with communities of caring adults and raise awareness about the needs of foster youth. Because Braid is a non-profit organization, any contribution you make is tax deductible.