Foster parent training set for Aug. 12
Posted: Friday, August 20, 2010 2:38 pm
Youth Villages will hold free foster parent training for adults interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents at 6 p.m., Aug. 23 at Beulah Baptist Church, 1397 North Highway 51 South in Union City.
Single and married adults over the age of 25 and living in West Tennessee who are interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents sould attend.
Youth Villages is looking for foster families in Dyersburg, Paris, Jackson, Union City and the surrounding areas to become foster parents to children who have suffered abuse, neglect, abandonment or other issues. These children need families who will care for them until they can return to their birth families or an adoptive family is found for them. When childen become available for adoption, foster parents often have the first right to adopt. Adoption through Youth Villages is free. Youth Villages’ foster parents receive a monthly stipend to help them offset the costs of adding a child to their household.
To signup or for more information, call Kia Granberry at (901) 251-7663.
Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled childen and their families live succesfully. Headquartered in Memphis, Youth Villages this year will help more than 16,000 childen and families through a wide variety of effective programs, including intensive in-home services, foster care and transitional living services for young adults ading out of foster care. 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. 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. wcp 8-19