Almost 6,000 young people in Philadelphia live in foster care, and there is a constant need for loving foster families for these children.
Meanwhile, being a foster family is easier than you might think – as well as one of the most rewarding ways that you can make a difference in a young person’s life.
On March 1, NBC10 and Telemundo62 hosted an informational phone bank so that Philadelphia families who are interested in learning more about providing foster care could have all their questions answered.
Starting at 4 p.m., recruiting experts were in our studio to talk with anyone who wanted more information.
We were able to provide information in English and Spanish; there’s a deep need for Spanish-speaking families involved in the foster care system.
Our phone bank was sponsored by our partners at the Philadelphia Department of Human Services and its 25 provider agencies.
If you want further information about fostering, please contact the Philadelphia Department of Human Services by emailing Dhs.firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 215-683-5709.