The most important thing we can accomplish for our communities most vulnerable children is providing them with safe, loving, and nurturing homes when they need it the most.
The Idaho Wednesday's Child Program is committed to decreasing the number of youth who 'age out' of foster care, by utilizing specialized child specific media recruitment. Our program serves all seven regions in Idaho and is faithfully committed to helping youth find Forever Homes.
Shawn has a Bachelor’s degree from Lewis Clark State College in Social Work and spent the 8 years prior to coming to the Idaho Wednesday’s Child Program as a Child Protection Case Manager with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, working with children in care as well as foster families. Shawn is a mother of 6 amazing grown children and has 9 grandchildren. Shawn loves to spend time with her family and friends boating, fishing, camping and just hanging out. Shawn’s favorite part of being on the Idaho Wednesday's Child team is getting to be a part of instilling hope in all children that they are loved and wanted and that the family that was meant to be theirs forever is out there waiting.Send Email
Melissa received her education in Biblical Studies from Boise Eternity Bible College and Murrieta Calvary Chapel Bible College. She started her career at Child Welfare in 2018 as a contractor with the One Church One Child Program. Melissa went on to work as the Fostering Idaho Recruitment Events Planner for the West-Hub and a visitation tech for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. When not doing what she loves at work, Melissa spends a lot of time outdoors with her husband and friends! Running, exploring Idaho's mountains, enjoying iced lattes, and playing with her 10 nieces and nephews are a few of her favorite activities. Melissa joined the Idaho Wednesday’s Child team in 2019. Her favorite part of being the Special Programs Coordinator is meeting all the amazing kids and being a small part in helping them find their forever home!Send Email