Last year the Foster Care Project launched a family visitation program in partnership with the Department of Family and Children Services (DCFS) using a newly decorated, toy filled room at DCFS. Here parents whose children have been removed from their homes and placed in foster care can visit their children in a family-friendly environment monitored by a trained volunteer family visitation coach.
Plans are underway to expand to two new sites, and volunteers — including Spanish speaking bilingual volunteers — are needed. There will be an orientation dinner in July, with training to follow. If you want to learn how you can help parents rebuild their frayed ties with their children so that they can eventually be reunited as a family, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.