BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — One of our sponsors is National Youth Advocate Program and we are thrilled to help the organization promote National Foster Care Month.
Read on to learn what you can do right here in Boca Raton:
National Foster Care Month is the perfect time for honoring the more than half a million children and youth in the United States foster care system and the foster parents who care for them. During the month of May we celebrate National Foster Care Month and honor individuals like Alison Brown from the National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP) who prides herself on the impact she has made in so many children’s lives here in Broward County. Alison has been a foster parent with NYAP for nearly three years. She quickly discovered that there is no greater love than becoming a foster parent. “As a single person, I didn’t know I could be a foster parent. But now I know that you can be gay, straight, single, divorced, renter or homeowner, what NYAP is always looking for are people that can literally be good to children in need.” Alison became a foster parent and a single mother to a 5-year-old boy. She is one of many to become a foster parent through NYAP, a national organization that has provided cost effective, community based services and support to children, youth and families since 1978.
NYAP’s goal is to find good enhanced foster parents that will take care of children exposed to abuse, abandonment and neglect. Through the program, foster parents will receive training, support, therapeutic services for the child, if applicable, and a subsidy to help handle all of the child’s expenses. Foster parents make a big impact in a child’s life. They have the power to literally reshape an entire generation, but we need more of them.
To learn more information on becoming a foster parent, join us for our Orientation on:
Monday, May 13th at 6pm at the NYAP office located on 700 W. Hillsboro Blvd in Deerfield Beach, Fl. 33441.