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Hope & Home aims to increase foster families in the community

COVID-19 creating new concerns for foster children
Posted at 6:21 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 07:34:19-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — With people staying at home due to COVID-19, families are spending more time together.

But the disease is creating new concerns for foster children.

With the spread of the virus in the community, many group homes and other care facilities for foster children are closing their doors in an effort to prevent its spread.

That means an even bigger need to provide homes to foster children.

"We are seeing a need for more foster parents to step up and become certified just to kind of spread out that responsibility of being able to take care of these kids," said Jacque Thurman from Hope & Home, an organization that provides foster and adoption services.

Hope & Home says they are simplifying the certification process so that more people can become foster homes during this time.

This Friday they will stream "Friday Night Live" on Facebook and YouTube for everyone to join in to pray for local foster families, and to enjoy music.