Event strives to bring awareness to foster families

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — In recognition of National Foster Care Month, Mahoning County Children Services held an event to bring awareness to the need for foster families.

The organization held its 4th annual Walk, Stroll and Roll for Foster Care event at its downtown Youngstown office.

The goal is to raise awareness about the number of kids in foster care, and the need for new foster families.

Organizers say there are currently 68 active foster homes in Mahoning County.

And the greatest need is for foster homes for teenagers.

“There’s always a need for new foster families and foster parents. if people are interested, they can contact mahoning county children services to find out more about the training,” said Marguerite Felice, Foster Parent Association of Mahoning County.

Currently, there are more than 400,000 children in foster care in the U.S.A.

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