County’s foster children need your help

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It’s a difficult, but rewarding job and Brunswick County’s children need you to sign up for the call.
Brunswick County’s Department of Social Services and the Boys and Girls Homes (B&GH) of North Carolina are planning training and information sessions about what it means to be a foster or adoptive parent in our community.
According to DSS, right now Brunswick County only has about 16 foster parents/families licensed through its agency. They desperately need more—there are 145 children in DSS care.
The DSS training program, which lasts 10 weeks, is a total 30-hour training course. It gets started on Thursday, Jan. 24.
B&GH will have an information session at 6 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Brunswick County Literacy Council building at 282 Ocean Highway E. in Supply. It’s right off U.S. 17. More training will be provided.
Single parents and parents with children can apply to become foster parents. To find out how you can help, call Tamela Jones at DSS at 253-2112. To find out more about B&GH, call (877) 211-5322.