Foster Care Open House

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By Scott Atkinson

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February 19, 2013 at 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM

Location: The Children's Home of Jefferson County Dining Hall, 1704 State Street Watertown, NY

Phone: 315-788-7430 Ext. 3125

Email: ksanford@nnychildrenshome.com

Link: http://www.nnychildrenshome.com/program-foster-info.php

Event Description

Anyone interested in learning more about foster parenting is encouraged to attend our Foster Care Information Night. Call Kelly Sanford for details at (315)788-7430. The information, presented in an informal and social setting, will help people learn about the various types of Foster Care Programs available. Foster Care Staff will be on hand to explain the programs and answer questions. Refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

The Foster Care Program provides temporary care for children who are unable to live with their birth families or guardians, while allowing youth to live in a family setting, attend public school, and be active members of the community. Foster Parents work with a team of families, social workers, and other professionals, to help prepare the child to return to his/her birth family, or to be adopted.

Extensive training is offered to all Foster Parents. In addition, 24‐hour on‐call service and crisis response provides support for the needs of the entire family.

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