You Can Make a Difference in the Life of a Child – Today!
Welcome to Day Three of “Staying at Home with Children’s Home Society of NC: Storytelling through different perspectives.”
As we continue to navigate the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, our first thought is the safety and well-being of our families, children, and employees. At Children’s Home Society of NC (CHS), we provide families with the support and resources they need to be a forever family. In these unprecedented times, it is important we come together.
We believe in healthy families, which also means preventing children from ever entering the foster care system. How do we do this? We have a passionate and skilled team of professionals dedicated to working closely with families whose children are at imminent risk of removal from their family. Our Intensive Family Preservation (IFPS) specialists spend at least 10 hours per week doing one-on-one work with their families for 28 days to provide a deeper view of the family as a whole.
Our story on Wednesday, April 15th highlights Taren, a former client who worked closely with CHS though our IFPS program. This story describes the concern and fear Taren faced when her children became at risk of out-of-home placement, and later the joy she felt when her children were no longer at risk. You will hear from CHS specialists Freddie Page and Renee Wilson who describe more in-depth about our IFPS work as a preventative measure to keep children from ever entering foster care. Sometimes, families just need some help and CHS is here – and your support can make a difference in the life of a child and a family.
99% of our IFPS families are still intact at case closure, and 94% remain together after one year.
We also know some of our CHS families need extra help right now. And, that is why we have created the CHS Family Relief Fund. 25% of all gifts made via chsnc.org/APlaceToCallHome through the end of April 2020 will be directed to provide help for our CHS families who are suffering COVID-19 related economic hardships.
Please consider making a gift today and BE A HERO for these children who so desperately would like to find A Place to Call Home.
A gift of $2,500 could enable a family in crisis to start over and a gift of $4,000 could keep a family together by providing education and counseling so that a child never enters the foster care system.
Thank you for joining us this week and we hope you enjoy hearing from our team members, program leaders, clients, and partners, and thank you for all you do for CHS and your community.
Be safe and be well.
#alonetogether, #stayathome, #chs4families
P.S. If you missed our earlier video message from our President and CEO Brian Maness as he shares his perspective on the current environment and why in these unprecedented times, it is important that we come together.
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