FOSTER PARENTS GIVE CHILDREN A GREAT GIFT
The family, serving as the primary source of love, identity, self-esteem and support, is the very foundation of our communities.
During the month of May each year with more than 425,000 young people in foster care nationally and over 16,000 in Pennsylvania and over 4,000 in Maryland, the dedicated foster parents and child welfare professionals who are in their lives, are recognized as part of National Foster Care Month.
All young people in foster care need a meaningful connection to someone who can be a support and lasting presence in their lives, and, foster, kinship and adoptive families who open their hearts and homes to children whose families are in crisis, play a vital role in helping these young people heal, reconnect, and begin to build a brighter future.
Every child deserves a sense of stability and a safe place to call home, so please join CONCERN and celebrate with us, as you learn more about the joys and rewards of becoming a foster parent.
Founded in 1978, CONCERN a multi-service private non-profit 501(c)(3) human services organization dedicated to providing placement and treatment services to children and their families providing a growing array of foster care, adoption and permanency, community-based, residential, and behavioral health services. Since this time more than 15,000 children and youth have been placed into CONCERN’s care.
A pioneer of treatment foster care, CONCERN believes that children placed in foster care should live in a traditional family setting in the community, rather than in a residential or institutional setting. Over the past 39 years, CONCERN has been at the forefront of innovative programs to meet the individual needs of the child and to promote the strengthening of the family unit.