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Weld kicks off new foster care recruitment campaign
Posted on 08/27/2017
Weld kicks off new foster care recruitment campaignWeld County Department of Human Services is excited to announce the launch of its new Foster Care recruitment campaign, which aims to seek new and loving homes for its foster care children.

“When you partner with Human Services to become a foster parent, you are not alone. You join an entire team of people absolutely committed to your and your family’s success,” said Judy Griego, Director of Human Services. “We provide ongoing support, training, counseling and resources every step of the way. The benefits you receive are outweighed only by the life-long positive impact you will make on these children by opening your heart and your home.”

Debuting in the campaign will be a new logo, social media posts, radio spots, advertisements and printed materials.

The reason for this campaign is the desperate lack of certified foster homes available in Weld County, particularly for children with special needs, sibling groups, older youth and young people who speak a different language. There are currently 186 children in foster care in Weld County and only 63 certified foster homes. Due to this shortage, 28 children have been placed out of county and 5 have even been placed out of state.

“Sending our Weld County children away for foster care is not desirable,” said Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer. “We need to support these children, all of whom deserve to be raised here, around their family, their friends, their schools and teachers. They’ve already been pulled away from what they know. We need to come together as a community and let them know they have love and support right here.”

To learn more about becoming a foster parent, call Shanon Staires, Foster Care Supervisor, at (970) 400-6849 or email stairesa@weldgov.com.