Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (FACSFLA) will be hosting a Foster Parent open house on June 18 in Kingston.
Local residents who may be interested in becoming a foster parent, or know someone who may be a good candidate, is welcome to visit the open house at 817 Division Street beginning at 7pm.
“Everybody has someone who helped them when they were a teenager,” says the agency. “A teacher or a coach. An aunt or uncle. A friend’s mom or member of your church. They were there for you when you needed it. They took the time to talk to you. Helped you get through a tough time. You were better for it.”
Family and Children’s Services advises interested persons that being a foster parent isn’t easy: “It’s not for everybody. We set a high bar for who we’re looking for. Becoming a foster parent is a real commitment of time. There’s home visits, mandatory training and more. We’re looking for some very special people. Maybe you’re one of them.”
Anyone interested in attending is asked to RSVP by filling out this online form. Staff will be on hand to answer questions at the open house and queries can also be made online at their ‘Be the Help Kids Need‘ page.
More information about Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington – including how to donate to send a deserving kid to summer camp or to help a youth in care attend college or university – can be found at www.facsfla.ca.