Learn about foster care

Manchester - posted Aug, 23 2013

MANCHESTER - Is Your Nest Empty? If so, Connecticut’s children need you. Have your children grown up and moved out? How about a ready made kid who needs a loving parent or two? If you already raised children you have what it takes to become a foster parent for a child in Connecticut. There are hundreds of Connecticut children needing foster care. Many are children of parents who had their rights terminated for abuse or neglect. In a discussion on "Manchester Review" in September, Joe Dickerson, an experienced foster parent in Manchester, and Joy L. Mitchell, a clinical supervisor for Community Health Resources (CHR), explain foster care, who the children are, the need for foster parents and describe the support given to foster parents by CHR. Parents receive training and ongoing support from the agency as well as a financial subsidy for each child in their care. You can find out more about CHR’s foster care programs by watching, "Manchester Review," on  Mondays on Channel 15 in Sept., or on YouTube, ("Manchester Review: Foster Care - CT 's Children Need You") http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhEFaLb_I3s&feature=youtu.be at any time. Additional information can be found on CHR’s web site: chrhealth.org.

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