Teenagers Need Foster Parents

February 6, 2014

Teenagers Need Foster Parents

Who can be a foster parent? Why are teenagers placed in foster care? How do I become a foster parent?

United Methodist Children’s Home will answer these questions and more on Tuesday, February 11, from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at their Foster Care office on 201 North 27th Street in Mt.Vernon (parking / entrance in back of building). Anyone who is interested in being a foster parent or knowing more about foster care is invited to attend this free, informational meeting.

“Finding foster parents is one of the greatest needs we have today at UMCH. We are in dire need for families to open up their homes and their hearts to teenagers and children who simply need a safe, stable and supportive home” says Kay Zibby-Damron, Vice President of Operations.

According to the United Methodist Children’s Home website: “UMCH in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services provides a highly specialized, intensive therapeutic foster care program for adolescents. Our program provides on-going training and support to foster parents, who are an integral part of the teens’ treatment team.”

For more information on specialized foster care of teenagers, please call UMCH Foster Care Program at (618) 242-5600 x243.