Originally airing Thursday, May 11, 2017
WRFA public affairs director Jason Sample interviews Ericka Garcia, Foster Care Program Manager for G.A. Family Services, and Edwin Rodriguez, Director of Marking and Communications and Lutheran Jamestown.
May is National Foster Care Month, and GA Family Services has been celebrating its foster parents and families with many events throughout May. One is the partnership with Eklof’s Bakery for the heart cookie sale. Ecklof’s will give a portion of the proceeds from every heart shaped cookie they sell directly to the GA Foster Care program to help our youth.
GA covers all of Western NY, offices in Jamestown, Holland, and West Seneca. There are classes that are required for all Foster parents. And GA is looking to start another class soon in Jamestown.
GA provides ongoing support, training, support groups for parents, skill building for youth, and pre/post adoptive Services ands well to help our kids and families be successful.