Foster parents urgently needed
Posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 12:03 am
Youth Villages is looking for caring people in Martin and the rest of Weakley County to become foster parents to children who have suffered abuse, neglect, abandonment or other issues and need a home.
More than 50 children in West Tennessee are currently in need of a home. These children desperately need families who will care for them until they can return to their birth families or an adoptive family is found for them, a release cited.
If the children become available for adoption, foster parents often have the first right to adopt, and 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.
Candidates should be single or married adults over the age of 25 and living in the Weakley County area who are interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents.
For more information about upcoming open houses or how to change the life of a child, contact Donna Goodman, foster parent recruiter at (731) 660-6767.
About Youth Villages
Youth Villages is a private non-profit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behavioral troubled children and their families live successfully.
Headquartered in Memphis, Youth Villages this year will help more than 18,000 children and families through a wide variety of effective programs, including intensive in-home services, foster care and adoption, residential treatment, crisis services, a mentoring program and transitional living services for young adults aging out of foster care. Youth Villages’ focus on strengthening families consistently produces an 80 percent success rate of children living successfully at home 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.