Dedicated Foster Parents Honoured – More Homes Urgently Needed

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The Children’s Aid Society of Algoma is hosting its annual Foster Parent Appreciation Dinner tomorrow evening to say thank you to foster families for their dedication to our community’s most vulnerable children.

WHAT: Foster Parent Appreciation Dinner

WHEN: September 29, 2017 – doors open at 5:30pm, Executive Director/dignitary speeches followed by dinner at 6:00pm; awards throughout dinner until 8pm; guest speaker Alvin Law 8-9:30pm

WHERE: Algoma’s Water Tower Inn, 360 Great Northern Road, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

WHO: Foster parents, community dignitaries, board members, and staff

WHY: To honour the vital importance foster parents play in the lives of children and youth in care.

 

This year, awards will be given for 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years of service as a foster parent.

Foster parents provide a safe, loving home to children in the care of the Children’s Aid Society of Algoma.  Their dedication and commitment to the community’s most vulnerable children is admirable.

Currently there is a critical shortage of foster homes in the district of Algoma.  The effect of the shortage is resulting in siblings being placed in separate homes, children being placed outside their home communities and foster parents being asked to care for children outside their preferred age range.

Ideally, the Children’s Aid would like to increase our foster care capacity to include an additional 30 foster families across the District of Algoma.  Please consider opening your hearts and your home to children in need in our community.

Anyone interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent can contact Tina Bastos by phone at 705-949-0162 ext. 310, email [email protected] or text: 705-206-7414.

 

About the Children’s Aid Society of Algoma:

The Children’s Aid Society of Algoma is responsible for the safety and protection of children.  Wherever possible, the Children’s Aid Society works to keep children with their own family.  When this is not possible, children may be brought into the care of the Society.  Foster care is the first choice in these situations because children’s needs are best met in a family environment.  Foster parents provide a temporary home for children who are in the care of the CAS.  Children may need care for just a few days, a week, several months or possibly years.

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