Marsh Foundation Celebrates National Foster Care Month
VAN WERT, Ohio – One of the most meaningful things you can do in life to help a child is to become a foster parent. The Marsh Foundation is celebrating Foster Care Appreciation Month throughout the month of May. The organization is focusing on recruiting additional families to help care for the many children in need.
The Marsh Foundation, in Van Wert, offers a continuum of care that includes a Foster Care Program. Last year, more than 100 children were turned away from our program because of a lack of foster homes. The Marsh believes that all children have the right to love, protection and to be cared for a by a committed family.
If you have an interest in becoming a foster parent, or are willing to place a foster care sign in your yard, please call 419.238.KIDS for more information. Inquiries can also be placed at www.marshfoundation.org/helpkids.
All foster parents receive extensive training. Certified foster parents are required to undergo continuing training to maintain their license. Foster parents can be married couples or a single individual. Foster parents are substantially reimbursed for costs associated with caring for a foster child. Consultants are assigned to each foster family and are available 24 hours, seven days a week. Consultants help create the youth’s treatment plan, offer support and are available in crisis situations.
The Marsh Foundation is a not-for-profit children’s services agency that provides behavioral treatment in a variety of settings. Services include group homes, foster care, an intensive treatment program and independent living. Located in Van Wert, Ohio, the organization’s group homes are licensed for a total of 36 children ages 7 – 17, offers an on-campus school for grades 2 – 12 and provides a variety of clinical services to group home residents, foster care children and community members.