Yorkton Community Outreach Announced
12-Sep-2016 - Yorkton SK
Today the SFFA and Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services kicked off a community drive in Yorkton and area to encourage people to learn more about becoming foster families to vulnerable infants and children in need.
Although many jurisdictions in Canada and the U.S. face decreasing number of foster families, the Yorkton area has been hit hard with a 50 percent decrease over the last 4 years. There are children and families right across our province who could use a helping hand.
“I can’t promise becoming a foster parent is easy, but I know from experience it’s one of the most rewarding and meaningful things you can do,” Saskatchewan Foster Families Association Executive Director Deb Davies said. “I first became a foster parent 35 years ago and I have to say that over that time period, the program has very much evolved into a sophisticated and highly supportive mechanism to provide the best care for vulnerable children while their families are in crisis. The one thing that hasn’t changed, however, is that the program is based on individuals and families helping other families.”
The drive includes billboards, advertising, direct mail and outreach to human service organizations, such as places of worship and community organizations.
We encourage everyone reading this post to share it with friends and family, or anyone you think may be interested in fostering kids in need. Thank you!