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Transitional Foster Care: Meeting the Need

Transitional Foster Care Recruiter, Iris Puhiera was recently interviewed on Philadelphia’s La Mega, Philadelphia’s #1 Spanish Speaking station. Ms. Puhiera discussed the Transitional Foster Care program and shed some light on the needs of unaccompanied minors fleeing to the United States. Each day, hundreds of children seek refuge in the United States.  In 2021, a record 122,000 unaccompanied migrant children fled to the US. (Source) These unaccompanied minors are escaping poverty, violence, and exploitation.  They make impossible treks across thousands of miles with few, if any possessions, seeking safety and opportunity in America. Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is one of the largest providers of social services in the state of Pennsylvania. CSS serves tens of thousands of individuals each year through programs that help homeless men and women, pregnant moms, individuals with intellectual disabilities, senior citizens and more. Catholic Social Services is responding to the needs

By |2022-07-01T17:13:05-04:00July 5th, 2022|Foster Care, News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Transitional Foster Care: Meeting the Need

On the Frontlines of Foster Care

Catholic Social Services is on the frontlines of the foster care world.  The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services estimates that there are 4,300 children in Pennsylvania who are in need of a safe, loving home.  Catholic Social Services works with hundreds of foster parents to provide foster care services for children in need.  Tabitha Seehousen, a Foster Care Social Worker with Catholic Social Services, was recently interviewed by Loraine Ballard for WDAS-FM. She shared with the WDAS audience her insights on the foster care world in Philadelphia and the foster care program run by Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Listen to Tabitha’s interview this Sunday morning on WDAS-FM. Ms. Seehousen notes that, “Catholic Social Services exists to transform lives and bring about a just and compassionate society where every individual is valued; families are healthy and strong and communities are united in their commitment to the good

By |2022-06-30T17:49:22-04:00June 30th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on On the Frontlines of Foster Care