Helping Cherokee County kids in foster care stay closer to home

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One organization is helping displaced Cherokee county children find temporary housing.
Care Portal will be working with area law enforcement and churches to connect these kids with a caring home.


The organization explains there is an overwhelming need for local children to have a place to go,
Given the circumstance that law enforcement has removed them from their parents’ custody. The new program would keep children in the care of a “protective home” in Cherokee county for up to 72 hours.
As otherwise these children could be sent to a shelter far from home. Sarah Poteat, the regional manager for SEK Care Portal, says, “Because we have such a shortage of foster homes, a lot of times those children have to a shelter in Andover. And so we’re hoping to address that issue.”

This program has already been implemented in Crawford County and has been very successful.
To apply to provide temporary housing for children in Cherokee County, visit: https://careportal.org/churches/enroll-my-home/ or email sarah@goproject.org for more details.
 

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