May is Foster Care Awareness Month

About Us

Our Mission

Tennessee Alliance for Kids (TAK) engages the community to meet the emergent and ongoing needs of children in foster care, those at risk of coming into foster care, and those aging out.

The Problem We're Solving

The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (DCS) cannot solicit donations as a government agency and out of a need for tangible support, Tennessee Alliance for Kids was established in 2016. TAK serves the Davidson County DCS, Mid-Cumberland DCS, Office of Independent Living and Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes.


When social workers identify the critical needs of children, TAK meets those needs through items we call FosterLove.

Our Staff

Blair Sehrt

Director of Operations

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Fran Maynard

Director of Development and Engagement

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Madison Vander Hoek

Communications Program Manager 

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Our Board

Crystal Paine

Board Chair

Sandy Ivey

Board Secretary

William Bundrant

Board Treasurer

Rachel Selbe

Board Member

Jared DeLong

Board Member

Kelley Campbell

Board Member

Marissa Smith

Board Member

Matt Wilke

Board Member

Rupa Crump

Board Member

Frequently Asked Questions

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