Becoming a Ruth Family

The Ruth Project is here to help the families who have found compassion in their hearts to care for and love children in need of a home. This includes new foster parents, seasoned foster parents, and new adoptive families.

Who Can Become a
Ruth Family?

We welcome all foster families who are in need of ongoing support and who are seeking a community with other families who can offer day-to-day advice and practical help. We also support new adoptive families.

Many foster children become split from their siblings when they are in the system. For that reason, we put a special emphasis on supporting foster families who care for siblings and multiples.

Join Us! It’s Easy!

Becoming a Ruth Project Family is simple. We ask that you fill out a questionnaire about your family so we can understand your needs and get to know you better!

We ask typical questions about clothing sizes and supplies you may need. But we also ask more personal questions about your and your children’s interests, favorite activities, and more. What do your children like? Where do you like to go out to eat? What kinds of toys do your kids enjoy most? What kinds of books do you read together?

Click the button below to start the questionnaire. We are excited to welcome you to the Ruth Project Family!

Meal Team

Meals are such a wonderful way to provide instant and practical relief to our families on a hard day (or just a busy one)!

Once you’ve cooked to your heart’s content, choose a date and time below to drop off your meal(s) at The Storehouse in Elgin.

Some details:
- All items in meal must be frozen. We love sides and dessert options as well.
- Kid-friendly and comfort meals are encouraged.
- Please avoid allergies (ie: peanuts, shellfish).
- If you have gluten/dairy free recipes, we also accept those!
- Please attach a separate sheet with details instructions for cooking and recipe (including ingredients)

Thank you!
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Farm Landscape Team

The Farm Landscape Team will help keep The Farm grounds looking beautiful for our families. You are welcome to come anytime within the listed hours!

Routine tasks may include: Weed-waking, weeding, mulching, watering, and gathering flowers for bouquets.

(We are looking for four zero-turn drivers to help mow once a month. If you, or someone you know, would like to help with mowing - please email us below!)

If you have any questions, please email us at Info@RuthProject.com
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Animal Care

Calling all animal lovers!

Love and snuggles from our variety of farm creatures is important to our children. This Animal Care Team will help feed, care for, and train our farm animals.

This includes our donkey, highland cow, chickens, ducks, and pup! Routine care will be assisting in feeding, grooming, and spending time with the animals to ensure friendliness. Training will be provided, no experience necessary.

Thank you so much!
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Greenhouse Care

Do you have a green-thumb?
We’d love your help in keeping the Greenhouse alive!

By assisting us with watering, weeding, planting, and nurturing the flower and salad beds, you will be apart of creating a calm and peaceful place for our foster moms to enjoy!

Don’t worry, we will make sure to provide you with all the instructions you need when you arrive.

Greenhouse Care only needs completed once a day - so you are welcome to come anytime between 9am-6pm (the earlier the better)!
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