Caregivers provide homes and support for children who have been placed in foster care by the state because of concerns about their safety at home. Caregivers include licensed foster parents, relative caregivers (relatives or other closely connected adults), and people who work at licensed group homes. On a typical day, several thousand children in Washington State are in the care of Caregivers. Caregivers provide vital support to safeguard and foster the potential of vulnerable children. The Alliance is dedicated to training Caregivers for initial licensing and for continued skill development.