Foster Care In Washtenaw County

Thursday May 15, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event will be recorded

Approximately 14,000 children are in foster care at any given time in Michigan. How can we keep these children safe and cared for until they can be returned to their family? It is a community effort.

Join service providers from across Washtenaw County as they discuss the current state of Michigan's foster care, the innovative partnerships that have been created to address the challenges and ways that the community can help protect one of its most valuable resources. This event, held during Foster Care Month, features representatives from the following organizations:

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate Association): Providing citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities;
Department of Human Services – State of Michigan: Raising hope and fostering dreams for Michigan's children and foster care families;
Faith Communities Coalition on Foster Care: Educating and motivating faith congregations in the support of Washtenaw County foster children and families;
Foster Care Navigators: Supporting the continuing growth of Michigan's foster parent population;
Our House: Providing support and resources for Washtenaw County youth aging out of foster care

Do not miss this opportunity to find out more about the state of foster care in Michigan.