Fostering Futures to Hold Virtual Foster Parenting Information Night and Training Classes

Fostering Futures is hosting two virtual Foster Parent Information Nights: on Thursday, June 4, and Thursday, June 11, 2020, at 6:00 pm. Virtual Foster Parenting Classes begin on two dates: Jefferson County-based – Tuesday, June 9; St. Lawrence County-based – Thursday, June 18; and continue for nine additional weeks. It is especially important, both during and after the Coronavirus pandemic, to continue to provide these vulnerable children the critical services they need, as well as caring and nurturing homes.

All sessions will be conducted via video conferencing. Participants need internet capabilities, an active e-mail address, and either a webcam or camera phone. If a participant lacks any of the equipment needed, accommodations will be made to provide them.

Fostering Futures, an affiliate program of CHJC (Children’s Home of Jefferson County), provides temporary care for children unable to live with their birth families or guardians. The Program allows children who may have been abused or neglected, and/or have behavioral challenges and special needs, the opportunity to live in a family setting, attend public school, and be an active member of the community. To provide support for the needs of the entire family, in addition to 24-hour on-call services and crisis response, extensive training is offered to all Foster Parents. They will work as a member of a team of families, social workers, and other professionals to help prepare a child to return to his/her birth family, or to be adopted.

For more information about these sessions, or on opening your home and heart to these deserving children, please contact Megan Badour, Foster Care Program Manager, at (315) 777-9662. Or e-mail Megan at [email protected]

If you are located in St. Lawrence County, please contact Malissa Hale, Foster Care Program Manager, at (315) 229-3503. Or email Malissa at [email protected]