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Foster Care Awareness Month brings opportunities to help Lebanon-area children

Staff Reports • Dec 15, 2015 at 2:46 PM

May is Foster Care Awareness Month, and Youth Villages, a private nonprofit organization, offers several opportunities for the Lebanon community to help children in need of homes.

A statewide Day of Prayer for foster children May 18 will highlight Foster Care Awareness Month. Youth Villages is asking churches in the Lebanon-area to join other churches across Tennessee to pray for children in the community who are waiting for loving foster homes.

“There are many ways you can help children in foster care in addition to actually becoming a foster parent,” said Blake Bohanan, Youth Villages foster parent recruiter. “Community members can make a huge difference by praying for foster children and spreading the word to their friends and family about the need for loving foster homes.”

Churches, businesses and other local organizations are also encouraged to select a day in May to wear blue, the official color of Foster Care Awareness Month.

Flyers, prayer cards and other resources are available. 

For more information about becoming a foster parent or how to help support children in need during Foster Care Awareness Month, contact Bohanan at 615-250-7318 or blake.bohanan@youthvillages.org.

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