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May is National Foster Care Month in Lake County

PAINESVILLE, Ohio, May 2, 2024– For over 30 years now, the U.S. government has issued annual proclamations in recognition of National Foster Care Month, celebrated in May, to show appreciation and gratitude to foster parents across the nation. Foster parents are those people in our community who step forward and provide safe haven for children when they cannot remain in their home of origin.

Lake County currently has 44 licensed foster families who are able to care for children of all ages. Lake County also works with relatives and kin who have opened up their homes to children in need of care.

“We are extremely grateful to our foster parents who provide the children in our custody with consistent, nurturing, and safe environments to grow and thrive. Foster parents are often faced with extremely challenging situations, and we appreciate the significant role they play in the lives of the children we work with every day,” said Job and Family Services Director Suzanne Casar. Please click here to read the entire press release. 

From the left: Commission President John T. Plecnik, Job and Family Services Director Suzanne Casar, Eugene Tetrick, Commissioner Richard J. Regovich, Commissioner John R. Hamercheck.