Co-Founder & Executive Director
How long you've been with FTF:
Founding Member (3 years)
Fun Fact About You:
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Marine Biology!
A Bit About Me
My name is Brittany (Running) Braaten. I grew up in Winneconne and moved back here after law school. I’m an attorney practicing in the Fox Valley and knew I wanted to give back to my community. I co-founded this organization with my best friend when I was a foster parent in need of support. I’ve been fostering for 6 years now and have adopted a child from foster care. I recognized the lack of local, immediate resources for foster parents and Mallory and I were able to form an idea to create tangible and non tangible ways to support our foster families. I do this because I’ve been there. I know the struggle of getting an infant placed with you when you don’t have other children in the home. I’ve been there when a teen is placed with you and the necessary programs are not set up yet. Being a foster parent is a challenging job and no one should have to go through this journey without the village behind them cheering them on.