President Obama proclaims May as National Foster Care Month
President Obama has proclaimed May 2014 as National Foster Care Month. In his proclamation, the president recognized the almost 400,000 children in foster care across the United States, as well as the foster parents and dedicated professionals who are in their lives.
“This month, and all year long, let us all recognize that each of us has a part to play in ensuring America’s foster children achieve their full potential,” President Obama said in his proclamation. “Together, we can reach the day where every child has a safe, loving, and permanent home.”
Youth Villages’ foster parent recruiters have lots of events planned for May, including foster parent appreciation events, fundraisers, orientation sessions, training classes and more. The community is also encouraged to get involved by participating in a Day of Prayer. Flyers, prayer cards and other resources are available for your church, business or organization to help spread awareness of the need of loving foster homes. Contact your local foster parent recruiter to learn how you can get involved, and visit the Youth Villages Foster Care Facebook page to stay up-to-date on all of Youth Villages’ foster care awareness activities this month.