NATIONAL FOSTER/KINSHIP PARENT APPRECIATION MONTH
The Mesa County Commissioners will proclaim May as National Foster/Kinship Parent Appreciation Month on Monday, May 7th at 9:00am. The Proclamation will be signed at the old County Courthouse, 544 Rood, in the Public Hearing Room. Members of the media are invited to attend. DHS staff and a Foster Family (the Waalkes) will be accepting the Proclamation and will be on hand for interviews immediately following the proclamation.
In Mesa County, there are nearly 300 children and youth in foster care. Currently, there are over 180 Foster and Kinship families, in Mesa County, who open their homes and hearts to children. Foster/Kinship families play a vital role in helping children heal and reconnect, thus launching children into successful adulthood.
“During the month of May we take the opportunity to thank these heroes of our community for providing loving safe homes for children and families in crisis” states Foster Care Supervisor Sarah St. Martin.
· An addition Foster Month Appreciation event being held will be the Celebration of Excellence Graduation recognition for children and their families graduating during May. The Celebration of Excellence will happen on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at the Mesa County Workforce Center from 5:00-7:00pm.
More Foster/kinship families are needed to provide stability and love to children of all ages in Mesa County. If you are interested in becoming a Foster Parent contact Foster Care of Mesa County at 970 683 2607.