HEADLAND, Ala. (WDHN) — May is National Foster Care Awareness Month, and whenever there is a crisis like COVID-19, the number of children entered into the foster care system spikes.
A local wiregrass organization, Fosters of Hope, is using the grand opening of its new location to bring awareness and involvement to the foster care system.
“Fostering hope exists to support foster families and children when they come into care,” executive director Melissa Wilhoit said. “We provide needs that they have, just meeting those needs, building relationships within the foster community, and just providing different resources that they need. Our open house will be June 6, 11-2, right here at Fostering Hope, and its 17965 Highway 431 in Headland.”
Fostering Hope provides resources such as clothing, strollers, car seats, diapers, and laundry detergent to families to help alleviate the stress that can come with being in the foster system.
For more information or ways to get involved, call 334-699-1563 or visit “Fostering Hope Wiregrass” on Facebook.