Foster parents needed
Posted: Monday, July 12, 2010 4:42 pm
The Messenger, July 12, 2010
Youth Villages, a private nonprofit organization, is looking for adults ages 25 or older in West Tennessee who are ready to open their hearts and homes to a child in foster care. Children typically enter foster care due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. The greatest need for homes is for teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17 and for sibling groups of two or more children of all ages.
Children in foster care need loving families who will care for them until they can return to their birth families or an adoptive family is found for them. Youth Villages foster families who have had a child in their home for more than six months have the first right to adopt, and adoption through Youth Villages is free.
If you feel called to be a foster parent and want to learn more about becoming a foster parent, call (731) 660-6767 for a free consultation with Youth Villages Foster Care Recruiter Tyler Scott. Consultations will be set at a time and place convenient for you, even in your own home.
Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully. Headquartered in Tennessee, Youth Villages this year will help more than 15,000 children and families in 10 states and Washington, D.C., through a wide array of programs, including intensive in-home services, residential treatment, foster care and adoption, transitional living services, mentoring and crisis services.
Youth Villages’ focus on strengthening families consistently produces an 80 percent success rate of children living successfully at home or in a home-like setting two years after completing a Youth Villages program. Named one of the Top 50 Nonprofits to Work For by Nonprofit Times and Best Companies Group in 2010, Youth Villages has been recognized by Harvard Business School and U.S. News & World Report, and recently was identified by The White House as one of the nation’s most promising results-oriented nonprofit organizations.
For more information about Youth Villages, visit www.youthvillages.org.