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The community stepped out to raise awareness of the need for foster care homes for children here in the Valley and across the country.
Mahoning County Children’s Services collaborated with the Foster Parent Association of Mahoning County for the Walk, Stroll and Roll 2-K walk in downtown Youngstown on Saturday.
May is National Foster Care Month. Nearly 500,000 American children are in foster care, but there are still many who need to placed with loving foster care families.
Organizers wanted to bring awareness of the need for foster parents here in the Valley.
“It is just a real good way to promote the need for foster families in our area. This also generates funds for the children who actually are in foster care through the foster parent association,” said Theresa Pancoe with Mahoning County Children Services.
Children Services said their greatness need now is finding foster care homes for teenagers between the ages of 12 to 18 years old.