Foster Homes Needed for Teens!

Published on 13 September 2016 in News
Foster Homes Needed for Teens in Tampa Bay

Foster Homes Needed for Teens in Tampa Bay

Teens in foster care are just like other teens. They are in need of a strong, stable and caring adult like YOU who will help them become the person they are striving to be. 
 
When you open your heart and home to foster children, you open the possibilities for them...you foster hope. What does it take? You need to be at least 21 years old, have appropriate housing and be able to pass a background screening. You will need to complete a home study and 24-hours of special training called Professional Parenting. You must have adequate space and be able to provide for your family now—although you will receive financial assistance to help care for the child, you cannot rely on this to pay your bills. To be a foster parent, you can be single or married—have a family of your own or be an “empty-nester”. 
 
Please join us for our free informational session to learn how you can make a difference in the life of a teen by becoming their foster parent. 
 
Our next meeting is being held: Thursday, September 22nd at 6 p.m. at the office of Eckerd Community Alternatives, located at 7916 Evolutions Way, Suite 102, Trinity FL. You may RSVP by emailing Diane Johnson at djohnson@eckerd.org or by calling (727) 456-0600, ext. 2085. 
 
Eckerd Community Alternatives oversees the foster care system in Pinellas and Pasco Counties and ensures the safety, well-being and permanency of 3,100+ children each day. Children in foster care didn’t ask to be abused or neglected. They didn’t ask to be removed from their homes, forced to change schools, or, in some cases, separated from their siblings. Today’s foster parents provide temporary care for children, but leave lifelong impressions on their lives. 
 
For more information, please log on to Eckerd.org/Foster.
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