Commissioners Celebrate National Foster Parent Appreciation Month in May

PAINESVILLE, OH, May 5, 2022 –  May is recognized nationally as Foster Parent Appreciation Month.  The Lake County Department of Job and Family Services is proud to recognize and express appreciation for the 44 licensed foster homes in our county. 

Fos­ter par­ents are ordi­nary peo­ple who do extra­or­di­nary things for children in our community.  Foster parents provide comfort, understanding, and safety to children who have oftentimes experienced trauma. 

May is a time to recognize these unsung heroes in our community.  “Fos­ter par­ent­ing can be chal­leng­ing, and fos­ter par­ents deserve our support and recognition each and every day.  We are extremely grateful to our fos­ter par­ents who do their best to cre­ate sta­ble, safe and healthy envi­ron­ments for children to grow and thrive,” said Job and Family Services Director Suzanne Casar.

The Lake County Department of Job and Family Services’ foster parents are fortunate to receive continued support and recognition from the Lake County Commissioners each May and this year has been no different. During their May 5, 2022, meeting, the Lake County Commissioners graciously passed a resolution declaring May 2022 as National Foster Parent Appreciation Month. Please click here to read the entire press release. Click here to view the resolution.

Picture: from the left Commissioner John Plecnik; Assistant Administrator Foster Care Adoption Alison Tomaselli; Lake County Job & Family Services Director Suzanne Casar; Kelly Kolberg social worker for Lake County Children’s Services; and Commissioner John Hamercheck