Oklahoma City-based Paycom has made a donation to a pair of organizations that support foster families.
Paycom donated $20,000 to Promise House and National Foster Parent Association, it was announced in a press release Tuesday.
"These organizations are making an impact on thousands of families," said AJ Griffin, Paycom’s director of government and community affairs.
"Whether it’s providing basic needs like food and shelter or advocating for families on a local and national level, our employees are proud to support their initiatives."
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, nearly 424,000 children were in foster care across the United States, for the Fiscal Year 2019.
"Promise House is grateful for the generous support from Paycom to ensure youth in our community receive the support they need to move from crisis to success," said Stuart Williams, philanthropy director at Promise House. "Because of Paycom’s commitment to our work, we are able to provide shelter, food, counseling services and case management to hundreds of youth facing housing insecurity this year."
Promise House’s mission is to help youth in crisis through crisis intervention, providing emergency shelter and long-term housing, case management and counseling services, education services, advocacy and outreach.
"The funds we receive will be used to continue our advocacy work to help foster parents effectively serve as mentors to the parents of the children who join their families through foster care to achieve safe and nurturing reunification as the goal for these families who have been separated due to abuse or neglect," said Irene Clements, executive director of National Foster Parent Association.