Community Youth Services Foster Care Program will sponsor a free event from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, at the Hands on Children’s Museum in downtown Olympia. There will be information for people who are interested in how the foster care system works, how to help and why foster care families are in high demand.
Currently Washington State has 10,000-12,000 foster kids that are in need of a stable, safe and nurturing home, but only has about 6,000 homes available. Community Youth Services is looking to add 6-10 homes to their Therapeutic Foster Care Program in Thurston, Lewis, Mason and Grays Harbor counties. The evening consists of information and fun events that will explore the different ways to help, such as donating use of a room in a church or business, or providing occasional respite care.
Organizers request an email to get free tickets, so supplies and staffing are well organized. Register free at FosterCare@CommunityYouthServices.org or call 360-943-0780.