Watertown: Fostering Futures, an affiliate Program of the Children’s Home of Jefferson County (CHJC), will host a Foster Parenting Informational Session on Thursday, July 11, 2019, in the Dining Hall Board Conference Room on the CHJC Campus, 1704 State Street, Watertown, New York. The session will begin at 6:00 pm. Anyone interested in learning more about Foster Parenting, Adoption, and CHJC’s Foster Care Program is welcome and encouraged to attend.
In an informal, casual setting, the session will also offer opportunities to ask questions and speak with the Fostering Futures staff. Light refreshments will be served. Foster Parenting training classes will begin in Watertown on Monday, July 15, 2019, and continue for ten weeks.
CHJC’s Foster Care Program provides temporary care for children unable to live with their birth families or guardians. The Foster Care 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. Foster Parents 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 to be adopted.
For more information about the informational or training sessions, or on opening your home and heart to these deserving children, please contact Megan Badour, CHJC Homefinding Coordinator, at (315) 777-9662. Or e-mail Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org.