"At any point in time The Department of Social Services (DSS) is working with from 100 to 150 children in foster care.
Since DSS investigates about 100 cases per month that number can rise at any time. There are also families receiving long term in home services. Those are the children and families that WAVES 4 K.I.D.S. serves."
Over the past year more than 20% of the families in Brunswick County, NC were living below the poverty level.
Over 700 children were abused or neglected.
The Department of Social Services investigates each case and determines which children should be protected by going to Foster Homes or receive assistance from Child Protective Services.
The mission of WAVES 4 K.I.D.S. is to raise funds
to assure, if public funds are not available, that
children under the care of the Department of Social
Services, or other children in difficult situations, in
Brunswick County will be provided resources and
services, based on financial need, to meet their
health, educational, and social welfare needs.
Since the creation of WAVES 4 K.I.D.S. in 2004 , the organization has received donations that are used to provide vital support including medical and dental care, daycare , scholarships, clothing, school supplies and much more. In addition to donating, we are always seeking volunteers to assist with all the support services we provide.