MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services is in urgent need of community members to provide foster care services for children who are temporarily unable to remain in their homes.
An open house will be held on Thursday, January 19 in the Carnahan Center, room 120, of the south campus of Jamestown Community College.
As of December 31, 2016, there were approximately 100 children in foster care in Chautauqua County, with 75 percent being placed in certified foster homes. Currently, Chautauqua County has 64 certified foster homes.
Anyone interested in becoming a foster parent is encouraged to attend the Jan. 19 open house between 4 and 6 p.m. to meet DHHS staff and talk to a foster parent.
For more information, call 661-8052.