A Foster Parent Recruitment Brunch will be hosted on January 5 by the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) at Ivy City Smokehouse. The brunch will provide an overview of the foster parent process for residents of the D.C. Metro Area.
The brunch is free and offers an informal way to learn more about how to become a licensed foster parent. “We are seeking to increase our foster homes located in the District of Columbia and/or immediate neighboring communities in Maryland or Virginia. Our agency contracts with Foster Home Agencies who will train, support and compensate Foster Parents and/or Foster Couples to provide a healthy, nurturing home environment and to serve as positive, caring adults in the lives of our youth,” notes the DYRS event brief.
The brunch is aiming to attract D.C. area residents who are interested in opening their own homes, supporting court-involved young people, and serving as licensed foster care providers. “The foster home placements will serve our youth when their natural families are unable, for a variety of reasons, to care for them,” the brief adds.
Acclaimed WPGC Radio Host Poet will be joining the event. Poet grew up between D.C. and Maryland foster care systems. She is currently involved in several initiatives on self-love, community activism, growth and engagement.
“When she’s not on the air, Poet is bringing awareness to teens and young adults in the foster care system seeking a loving home and forever family,” the brief says.
We’re kicking off the New Year w/ the DYRS Foster Care Recruitment Brunch, January 5, 2019, to provide an overview of the foster parent process to interested residents of the DC Metro Area.
Visit https://t.co/ctCweZWaxC to RSVP
— DYRS (@DYRSDC) December 27, 2018