Combating South Georgia's foster care crisis

Combating South Georgia's foster care crisis
Beth Greene discusses the need for foster families. (Source: WALB)
Southwest Georgia is in a full on crisis for foster parents (Source: WALB)
Southwest Georgia is in a full on crisis for foster parents (Source: WALB)

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - May is National Foster Care Awareness month.

Many children in southwest Georgia desperately need foster care and it is a full-on crisis in our community.

Over 1,000 children are in desperate need of a foster parent.

With May being National Foster Care Awareness month, the Methodist Home in Macon hopes that any families will step up and provide a loving and safe home for children that really need it.

Beth Greene, Director of Hope Foster Care at the Methodist Home, said their mission is to address this need and to better serve the foster children.

"Our goal is to spread the word for people to know that this is a huge need in the area. May is National Foster Care Awareness Month so we would like to bring that and bring attention to the foster care crisis in Georgia and to celebrate those already serving."

Methodist Home is hosting a Foster Care Awareness Dinner Wednesday, May 23 at 6 p.m. at Central Baptist Church in Americus if anyone is interested in serving the foster community or wanting to become a foster parent themselves.

Greene said her goal is for foster children to live as close to home as possible so they could eventually be reunited with their birth families.

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