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Youth Villages seeking foster parents in Kingsport area

March 15th, 2013 6:47 am by staff report

Youth Villages is looking for caring people in Kingsport and the surrounding counties to become foster parents to children who have suffered abuse, neglect, abandonment or other issues and need a home. These children need families who will care for them until they can return to their birth families or an adoptive family is found for them.


If the children become available for adoption, foster parents often have the first right to adopt, and adoption through Youth Villages is free. Youth Villages’ foster parents receive a monthly stipend to help them offset the costs of adding a child to their household.


Candidates should be single or married adults over the age of 25 and living in the Tri-Cities area in Tennessee who are interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents. Free training classes will begin Saturday, March 23 at 9:30 a.m. at the Youth Villages office, located at 3915 Bristol Hwy. #101 in Johnson City.


For more information about the upcoming training classes or how you can change the life of a child, contact Aisha Ellerson, foster parent recruiter, at 423-283-6527 or aisha.ellerson@youthvillages.org.


About Youth Villages


Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behavioral troubled children and their families live successfully. Headquartered in Memphis,


Youth Villages this year will help more than 20,000 children and families through a wide variety of effective programs, including intensive in-home services, foster care and adoption, residential treatment, crisis services, a mentoring program and transitional living services for young adults aging out of foster care.


Youth Villages’ focus on strengthening families consistently produces an 80 percent success rate of children living successfully at home two years after completing a Youth Villages program. Youth Villages has been recognized by Harvard Business School and U.S. News & World Report, and recently was identified by The White House as one of the nation’s most promising results-oriented nonprofit organizations.


For more information about Youth Villages, visit www.youthvillages.org.

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