Youth Village is looking for local foster parents
Mar 07, 2014 | 468 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
For those looking to make a difference in the lives of children, becoming a foster parent provides a rewarding opportunity to help a child in need.

Youth Villages is looking for caring adults in the Cleveland area to open their hearts and homes as foster parents to children who have suffered abuse, neglect or abandonment.

Youth Villages will offer free training classes for those interested in becoming foster parents on Saturdays at 9 a.m., beginning March 15, at the Youth Villages office, located at 5741 Cornelison Road, 6400 Building, Chattanooga TN 37411.

Foster parents provide children with a safe, comfortable environment and monitor their emotional growth, school progress and physical health.

They also serve as positive role models to children who may lack caring adults in their lives.

Foster parents care for children until they can return to their birth families or an adoptive family is found for them.

Youth Villages provides foster parents with 24-hour access to counselors, support groups and a monthly stipend to offset the cost of adding a child to the home.

Foster parents should be over the age of 25 and residents of Tennessee. Foster parents should have viable income, reliable transportation and be able to pass a background check and home study.

For more information about the upcoming training classes or how you can change the life of a child, contact Kristin Stucker, foster parent recruiting supervisor, at 423-954-8866 or email kristin.stucker@youthvillages.org.