Helping solve the foster care crisis
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Bill Hancock, founder and CEO of FaithBridge Foster Care, meets with Ted and Kimberly Campbell, a Cherokee County family, to discuss foster care and how it works. An information session with FaithBridge Foster Care is being planned at the Holly Springs Community Center at the depot in the downtown area to offer those who want to be involved in the foster family and volunteer program. Titled “Encounter Faithbridge,” the event is set for May 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. ‘National Foster Care Month is an important time to put the focus on so many children who need loving, Christian homes,’ said Hancock. ‘We believe churches can respond to the needs of the community and help meet the foster care challenge in our state.’
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Special to the Cherokee Tribune
Bill Hancock, founder and CEO of FaithBridge Foster Care, meets with Ted and Kimberly Campbell, a Cherokee County family, to discuss foster care and how it works. An information session with FaithBridge Foster Care is being planned at the Holly Springs Community Center at the depot in the downtown area to offer those who want to be involved in the foster family and volunteer program. Titled “Encounter Faithbridge,” the event is set for May 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. ‘National Foster Care Month is an important time to put the focus on so many children who need loving, Christian homes,’ said Hancock. ‘We believe churches can respond to the needs of the community and help meet the foster care challenge in our state.’
Special to the Cherokee Tribune
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May is National Foster Care Month, and FaithBridge Foster Care is offering information sessions and workshops for those interested in serving children from challenging homes.

An information session with FaithBridge Foster Care is being planned at the Holly Springs Community Center at the depot in the downtown area to offer those who want to be involved in the foster family and volunteer program. Titled “Encounter Faithbridge,” the event is set for May 29 from 7 to 9 p.m.

“National Foster Care Month is an important time to put the focus on so many children who need loving, Christian homes,” said Bill Hancock, founder and CEO of FaithBridge Foster Care. “We believe churches can respond to the needs of the community and help meet the foster care challenge in our state.”

Among the Cherokee County residents who have become foster parents through the FaithBridge program are Ted and Kimberly Campbell of Woodstock.

They are fostering a young girl to give her a stable, Christian home until the courts decide whether the little girl can return to her biological family.

Encounter FaithBridge is an introduction to Christian foster care ministry and is also part of the state requirement to be a foster or respite parent.

Support team volunteers can also attend Encounter FaithBridge to learn how they can serve foster children by assisting with meals, materials goods and services, transportation, child care and more.

The number of foster children far outweighs the number of homes available to care for them, advocates of the program say.

In the state of Georgia, there are more than 7,000 children in foster care, and as of last fall, there were 188 foster care children in Cherokee County alone. Through a local church, Christian families and the local community can make a difference in the lives of Cherokee County’s foster children.

The Holly Springs Community Center is at 164 Hickory Road in Holly Springs.

The public is invited to attend. For more information or to register for events, visit www.faithbridge

fostercare.org/news-and-events/

events.aspx.

For more information on FaithBridge, call (678) 690-7100 or visit www.faithbridgefostercare.org.

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