Foster Parent Open House Announced

Submitted by Justin Gould on Thu, 01/04/2024 - 11:03
Foster Parent Open House Announced

MAYVILLE, NY – The Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene and Social Services’ Home Finding Team will host a Foster Parent Open House on Thursday, January 18, 2024.

For convenience, the Department will offer an in-person session and a virtual session. The in-person session will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Hall R. Clothier Building (HRC), Basement Conference room (B-14) located at 7 North Erie St., Mayville, New York.

Attendees should enter through the basement door located off the back parking lot. The virtual session will take place on the same date from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

If you enjoy working with children and want to help families in our community, consider attending one of these events. Attendees will learn about various foster care and adoption programs and meet our Home Finding Team. Events are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required to attend the virtual event; however, walk-ins are welcome to attend the in-person event.

Foster care services in Chautauqua County provide out-of-home care for children in the custody of the Commissioner of Social Services. Foster care plays an important role in providing temporary, safe, and nurturing homes to children when their parents are unable to care for them.

Children are placed in foster homes in situations where they have been removed from their own families because they have been abused or neglected or because other family problems exist that endanger their safety. The children may range from infancy through 18 years of age and may have special medical, physical, or emotional needs; the children may belong to any ethnicity or race and be part of a group of siblings who would benefit most from remaining together.

If you are interested in registering for the virtual session or interested in receiving more information about the programs or becoming a foster parent, please contact Audra Moeller by emailing moellera@chqgov.com or by calling (716) 661-8212.

You can also visit our website at www.chqhhs.com to learn more. 


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