Youth Villages is one of 130 local nonprofits to receive grants through Cummings Foundation’s $20 Million Grant Program.
May is National Foster Care Awareness Month. In Tennessee, approximately 8,000 children are in foster care at any given time. With fewer than 4,000 foster families, the need is ever-present; even during COVID-19. National statistics show that a new child is placed into care every two minutes.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, screen time has increased for many children nationally. Youth Villages’ Regional Supervisor for Crisis Services, Natasha Bonner, spoke with Local24 and Fox13 Memphis about the rising risks they face online.
Lakeisha Gomes, foster care regional manager, spoke with Local24 about Foster Care Awareness month and Youth Villages’ efforts to find our homes for our youth during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Foster care recruiter LaTava Chandler spoke with WREG3 in Memphis about the continuous need for foster parents, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about how to become a foster parent.