Foster Care Info Night Set For June 6

Friday, May 19, 2017

Following National Foster Care Month in May, Chambliss Center for Children will host a free Foster Care Info Night on Tuesday, June 6, from 5:30-7 p.m. 

With an estimated 750 to 800 children in the Tennessee Valley in state care at any given time, there is a critical need for quality, loving foster homes in this area. The public is invited to attend this free Foster Care Info Night to learn more about fostering a child who has been removed from their home.

The event will feature a short film on a child’s experience in foster care and the value of a loving, safe foster home. There will be an opportunity to learn more about Chambliss Center for Children, the foster care system, requirements for fostering, and to hear from current foster parents. 

“There is a critical need for loving foster families in this community,” said Jennifer McDonald, foster home recruiter/trainer with Chambliss Center for Children’s Residential Program. “This event provides a great opportunity for anyone interested in fostering children, either now or in the future, to get more information, ask questions, and hear real-life experiences.”

The event will be held at Chambliss Center for Children, 315 Gillespie Road. Free, on-site parking is available. Kindly RSVP to 693-2580 by Thursday, June 1, so accurate preparations for refreshments may be made. Child care is also available, but must be scheduled by Thursday, June 1, as well. 

Chambliss Center for Children is a local non-profit organization that has been caring for this community’s children 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year for 145 years. The mission of the agency is to preserve family unity and to help prevent the dependency, neglect, abuse and delinquency of children by responding to the community’s child care needs. This is done by providing affordable, accessible and quality care for over 650 children every day through an Early Childhood Education and Extended Child Care Program, as well as a Residential Program, which recruits and trains foster families and operates a group home for children in state custody. In addition to these two programs, the agency also manages five off-site childcare centers and educates and cares for the young children of teachers in eleven Hamilton County Schools. For more information, visit www.chamblisscenter.org or call 698-2456.



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