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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+00:00July 5th, 2022|News, News & Updates, Foster Care|Comments Off on Transitional Foster Care: Meeting the Need

Foster Parents Needed in Philadelphia

Foster parents are needed in Pennsylvania. Between 13,000 and 15,000 children in our state are in the foster care system.  Over 8,000 of these children are over 13 years old.  It is even worse in Philadelphia with more than 4,000 children in foster care. Catholic Social Services has been providing children in need of foster care with loving, supporting homes for decades.  Our good work continues today after the Supreme Court recently sided with Catholic Social Services allowing us to provide foster care for children in the foster system. Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is the one of the leading providers of social services and welfare programs in the state of Pennsylvania.   We provide foster care and kinship care for children between birth and 21 years of age.  Ultimately, we hope to provide children with a permanent home and a loving family. Foster Parents Needed There is

By |2022-02-18T15:39:26+00:00February 14th, 2022|Uncategorized, Foster Care|Comments Off on Foster Parents Needed in Philadelphia