We’re hoping you will pay attention to this crisis and the action all the counties in the Department of Family and Children Services Region 4 - including Pike - are taking right now. When tragedy strikes overseas, the church always responds. What about a tragedy occurring in our own backyard? The church cares for the marginalized, the vulnerable and those in need. It’s what we do – when we’re aware.
Foster care is the invisible tragedy in our own backyard. Through no fault of their own, more than 400,000 children are in foster care in America. More than 13,000 of those are here in Georgia. With a huge deficit of homes and an overwhelmed and understaffed system, we have a serious crisis at hand. Not only are these kids traumatized in their own homes, but tragically, many are abused in the foster homes where they are placed.
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