The Cowichan Valley needs people to step up to provide foster homes for children and youth who can’t live with their families.
To try to boost numbers, a number of information sessions are upcoming at the Island Savings Centre in Duncan for anyone who may have an interest in becoming a foster parent.
“Imagine being taken from your home and sent to live with people you have never met. Imagine waking up one morning in a strange place, away from your friends, your school, and your neighbourhood,” invites the Foster Parent Support Services Society. “If you can imagine it, you can make a difference. Are you ready to take the next step?
“There are more than a thousand children and youth across Vancouver Island who are not able to live with their families right now. They need a temporary home, a safe haven where they can stay while they and their families heal and become strong again,” the Society describes.
There will be a lunch time session from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10 at the library in Duncan, and two evening sessions running from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13 and Tuesday, April 10 at the Youth Drop-in Centre.