Meet Alexis, a highly organized student pursuing her Master’s in Social Work while working full-time as a case manager. She was overwhelmed and constantly chasing paperwork, leaving only 20% of her time to spend with the children and families. However, her frustrations were alleviated when her agency started using the FosterShare® app, which transformed her approach to case management.
One of Alexis’ biggest frustrations was the never-ending cycle of paperwork from families. With FosterShare, this time-consuming task was drastically reduced. The app made it easy for families to submit daily behavior, activity, and medical logs on their phones. Alexis could review and sign off on them from her desktop, saving countless hours. In addition to paperwork, Alexis had to sift through numerous emails, texts, and notes to ensure she was meeting compliance standards and collecting all the information she needed. FosterShare’s intuitive interface eliminated the need for tedious searches. All the information she needed was neatly organized and easily accessible within the app, ensuring efficient tracking. With FosterShare as her digital assistant, Alexis had more time to concentrate on the children, families, and her own professional goals.
One of the most significant advantages of FosterShare for Alexis was the reduction of miscommunication between her and families. Instead of constantly receiving messages and information from numerous places, the app facilitated seamless communication and information sharing all in one place. Now, Alexis could focus on more meaningful conversations with families during home visits, ensuring a nurturing and supportive environment for the children. She’s now also alerted to issues in real-time instead of waiting until the end of the month when paper logs used to get turned in, allowing her to step in and support the family before a crisis erupted.
Despite her dedication to keeping children safe and reuniting families, she was often overwhelmed and says the thing that she finds motivation in is receiving artwork from the children she works with and the joy of witnessing happy family visits. These heartwarming moments remind her why she embarked on this journey in the first place, and now, with FosterShare, she can spend more time in these moments.
Looking ahead, Alexis has set clear goals for herself. She is determined to finish her Master’s degree, reunify families, and maintain the safety and well-being of the children she serves. Alexis’s journey as a case manager has been positively transformed by FosterShare. The app’s streamlined approach to paperwork, compliance tracking, and communication has empowered her to focus on what truly matters—making a difference in the lives of families and children. With FosterShare as her trusted ally, Alexis continues to navigate the challenges of her role with ease, efficiency, and a renewed sense of purpose.