Each month, many children and teens in the North Platte, Nebraska area enter foster care. Children who enter Nebraska foster care have been removed from their homes by the courts due to abuse, neglect or other family challenges. Currently, there are not enough foster homes to support these children entering out-of-home care, resulting in these youth being cared for in foster families in other counties.
With few local foster homes available, it makes it difficult for these children and teens to maintain relationships with family and friends, or remain at their same school. They also lose a sense of comfort when they must be cared for in a new, unfamiliar place. KVC Nebraska is working with the community to drive awareness about the need for foster families in North Platte, and the various ways everyone can do something to help.
How You Can Help
By becoming a foster parent, you can make a big difference in the life of a child or teen by providing a safe, nurturing, family environment. This gives the youth and his or her birth family an opportunity to resolve conflicts or disruptions and learn healthy skills so the child can safely return home. Learn more by joining us at a community rally on Monday, May 23 at the North Platte Public Library. Visit our Nebraska foster care page for more information or get involved by donating or volunteering. Foster Parent Training Classes (TIPS-MAPP) start Saturday, June 4!