Oswego: Fostering Futures, an affiliate program of the Children’s Home of Jefferson County (CHJC), will host a Foster Parenting Informational Session on Monday, November 5, 2018, at the Pulaski Wesleyan Church, 4591 US Route 11, Pulaski, New York. The session will be held from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Anyone interested in learning more about Foster Parenting, Adoption, Respite Services and the Fostering Futures Foster Parent Program, is welcome and encouraged to attend. CHJC’s Fostering Futures Program serves youth and families throughout Central and Northern New York.
The Informational Session will help people interested in becoming a Foster Parent learn about the Fostering Futures Therapeutic Foster Care Program. In an informal, casual setting, the session will also offer opportunities to ask questions, and speak with the Foster Care Program Staff. Light refreshments will be served. Foster Parenting training classes will begin at the same location in Pulaski on Monday, November 12, 2018, and continue for ten weeks thereafter.
The Fostering Futures Foster Care Program provides temporary care for children unable to live with their birth families or guardians. The Program allows children who may have been abused or neglected, and/or have behavioral challenges and special needs, the opportunity to live in a family setting, attend public school, and be an active member of the community.
To provide support for the needs of the entire family, in addition to 24-hour on-call services and crisis response, extensive training is offered to all Foster Parents. They will work as a member of a team of families, social workers, and other professionals to help prepare a child to return to his/her birth family, or be adopted.
For more information regarding the informational or training sessions, or on opening your home and heart to these deserving children, please contact Kate Hawn, CHJC Multi County Home Finder and Specialist, at (315)481-3575 (cell) or (315)777-9665 (office). Or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.