The Department of Human Services Division of Children and Families will be celebrating Foster Care month in May. In conjunction with the Virgin Islands Foster and Adoptive Parent Association, special presentations and fund raising events will take place across the territory to heighten foster care awareness. The month long celebration, nationally themed “Change a Lifetime” officially begins from noon to 2 p.m. on Monday, May 10, with a Blue Ribbon Campaign at Emancipation Park on St. Thomas. Activities during the event will include distribution of information about foster parenting and other volunteering opportunities, entertainment through music and dance by select primary and high schools, and recognition of foster parents by the Human Services administration. The need for nurturing adults to support children whose families are in crisis and volunteers for respite care will also be reinforced throughout the day.
Human Services Celebrates Foster Care Month
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