Posted: January 25, 2018
This information was emailed to CSD families on 1/25/2017
Did you know that children in our community or even a student sitting next to your own child at school maybe in need of a foster family? Children and youth in foster care, already separated from their families, are frequently separated from their friends, schools, and communities because of the shortage of available foster homes in Clark County.
As indicated on the attached flyer, 546 Clark County children required an out-of-home placement between January and September of 2017. Of these children, over 60 were placed in out-of-county homes because of the unavailability of licensed homes in our communities.
There are many ways to foster a child, from short-term respite care and temporary emergency placements to long-term placement. If you or someone you know may be interested in hearing more about how you can support these children, please consider attending an informational meeting presented by Fostering Together. This organization is a community partner of the state of Washington whose aim is to increase the number of foster families in Western Washington so that safe, loving foster families are locally available to meet the needs of abused and neglected children within our communities.
- Meeting specifics are as follows:
- Saturday, February 3, 2017
- 10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
- Zellerback Administrative Center
- 841 NE 22nd Avenue
- Camas, WA 98607
If you cannot make this event but are interested in getting more information, please contact Myrna Bragg at (360) 993-7947.
Allan Fleck, Assistant Director Special Services
Foster Care Liaison
Camas School District
360-335-3000 ext. 79974