Foster Parents Desperately Needed; Learn More at Our Phone Bank

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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.

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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.fosteringphilly@phila.gov or calling 215-683-5709.

Have you ever thought of becoming a foster parent? We are partnering with Philadelphia Department of Human Services to answer your questions. Rosemary Connors is here to take your questions with volunteers. You can also call now: 1-877-622-9228.

Posted by NBC10 Philadelphia on Thursday, March 1, 2018
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