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Foster Parent Orientation Set for November 7 Knox’s most vulnerable kids need help

Mount Vernon, OH – If you have ever considered providing a temporary home to a child in need, now is an opportune time to come forward. Knox County Children and Family Services are experiencing a shortage of foster homes. Are you willing to help Knox’s most vulnerable kids?

Knox County Children and Family Services Division is offering an orientation on Monday, November 7, in Mount Vernon for anyone who would like more information about foster care. A social worker will be on hand to discuss the application process, the training and the support offered by Knox County.

Foster parents provide temporary homes to boys and girls of all ages, typically for six to 12 months. Foster parents may be any adult age, single or married and of any religious affiliation. They must be willing to work as part of a team and provide patience, stability and love. According to Knox County Children and Family Services Administrator, Scott Boone, “the county is especially in need of foster families who can care for sibling groups.”

The orientation will be from 6-7:30 p.m. at the YMCA, 103 North Main Street, Mount Vernon.

For more information, call Kristin Rogers at 740-399-3054 or email at kristin.rogers@jfs.ohio.gov.

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