Help needed more than ever for Central Florida children in foster care

ORLANDO, Fla. — As this [Covid-19] pandemic pushes on, so do the jobs of those who care for and oversee the many Central Florida kids in foster care.

These everyday heroes simply ask that their commitment reminds people how important it is for these children.

Team members also stress, if you’ve been on the fence about fostering or even adopting, right now, there has never been a better time.

At a local hospital, two case managers with the Children’s Home Society rotate round the clock shifts – to make sure a young boy in foster care had a familiar face, and never had to be alone

“We had some of our team member who were taking his laundry home to wash his clothes at their own home,” said Rebecca Smith, with Children’s Home Society.

Smith oversaw the case as personnel, and said showing up for the thousands of children in foster care across the state is just part of her team’s critical job that can’t be put aside in this pandemic

“That doesn’t stop no matter what’s going on out there, we’re still trying to do good,” Smith said.


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