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Board of Supervisors to Proclaim May as Foster Care Month in Santa Clara County

 
WHAT:
The County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors is proclaiming May as Foster Care Appreciation Month, to recognize the outstanding contributions of hundreds of foster parents.
 
A local foster and adoptive couple since 2007 will be honored as Foster Parents of the Year, to highlight the dedication and generosity in time and service of hundreds of foster parents in the county.
 
WHO:
County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors
Santa Clara County Social Services Agency, Department of Families and Children Services
Foster Families
Community Leaders and Community Based Organizations Supporting Foster Children
Foster Parents of the Year:  Oscar Lopez and Veronica Gonzalez
 
WHEN:
Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 9:00 a.m.
 
WHERE:
County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors Chambers
70 West Hedding St., San Jose, CA 95110
 
WHY:
There is still a great need for foster parents from our multicultural and diverse neighborhoods to protect our community’s most vulnerable. From infants and children to teens, sibling groups and those with special needs, these kids deserve to be loved, and this month is a great opportunity for individuals and families to learn how they can make that happen and change a life. There are over 1,200 children in out of home care in Santa Clara County.
 
To highlight the dedication and valuable contributions of foster parents, each year, the Santa Clara County Department of Family and Children’s Services recognizes one foster parent or couple for their exemplary work serving and caring for abused or neglected children in the foster care system.
 
Media Contact:  Gwendolyn Mitchell/Marina Hinestrosa, Office of Public Affairs, (408) 299-5119; Stanley Lee/Tracy Bowers, Santa Clara County Social Services Agency (408) 501-6804/6309.  
Posted: May 12, 2014