Be a Champion for a Kid…Be a Foster Parent

snip momImagine being taken away from your home, not knowing where you will go, leaving behind your favorite things.  Now, imagine this through the eyes of a child. Approximately 300 Pasco children currently find themselves in homes outside of Pasco due to the current lack of needed Foster Homes within the county. Many of these children will need to live in a temporary foster home, but we simply cannot meet our growing need without your help.  When you open your heart and home to foster children, you open the possibilities for them…you foster hope.  What does it take?  You need to be at least 21 years old, have appropriate housing and be able to pass a background screening.  You will need to complete a home study and 24-hours of special training called Professional Parenting.  You must have adequate space and be able to provide for your family now—although you will receive financial assistance to help care for the child, you cannot rely on this to pay your bills.  To be a foster parent, you can be single or married—have a family of your own or be an “empty-nester”.  For more information on becoming a foster parent, please call the Eckerd Recruitment Line toll-free at 1-866-233-0790.  Eckerd Community Alternatives http://www.eckerd.org/

 

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For more information contact:                       

Diane Johnson

Eckerd Community Alternatives

(727) 456-0600  Ext.2085

djohnson@eckerd-eca.org

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