JAMESTOWN – Wednesday, May 1 is the start of a month-long celebration of National Foster Care Month, a nationwide effort to bring awareness to the more than 430,000 children and youth in foster care.
Locally, GA Family Services in Jamestown is using the celebration as an opportunity to remind area residents of its Foster Care program and the ongoing need the local community has for foster care families.
We recently talked with GA Family Services Foster Care program family resource coordinator Kara Kloss to get all the details about the program and what residents should know, especially if they are considering sign up to become a foster family for a child or children in need.
Kloss also offered details about the Foster Care Program Open House, scheduled for Sunday, May 19 at Raymour & Flanigan (1001 Fairmount Ave., Jamestown) as well as the annual Eckloff Bakery Heart Cookie Fundraiser to benefit GA Family Services, happening during the first half of May.
The therapeutic foster care program of G.A. Family Services is an affiliate of Lutheran in Jamestown. The program serves youth and their families who are in need of care. Treatment includes residential, educational, therapeutic foster care and preventative services.
Anyone interested in adoption or becoming a foster parent can contact G.A. Family Services for more information at 708-6161 or GAFamilyServices.org.