May is National Foster Care Month, a time to raise awareness about the needs of children in foster care, as well as the difference that loving foster parents can make for children facing a range of difficult challenges. This month, we celebrate the foster parents, social workers and other members of our communities who have dedicated their lives to helping ensure that every child has a safe, loving home where they can thrive.
“The work of supporting children in foster care is a community effort. This month, we honor those selfless foster parents who make it their mission to care for children in need of loving homes,” said Bill Allen, Senior Vice President of Operations for The MENTOR Network’s Children & Family Services Operating Group. “We also recognize the dedicated staff, from service coordinators to clinicians to program directors and administrative support staff, whose commitment makes the work we do possible.”
To show their appreciation for those who open their homes to children in need, programs across The Network are honoring foster parents with special events and recognition activities. Here are just a few of the exciting events happening throughout the month:
- Ohio MENTOR is hosting Foster Care Month Open House events across the state on Tuesday, May 7. Refreshments will be served, and representatives from Ohio MENTOR will be on hand to answer questions about becoming a foster parent. Learn more
- MENTOR Maryland will honor their foster parents with an appreciation lunch on May 17.
- Massachusetts MENTOR will honor outstanding foster parents at their Commitment to Caring recognition ceremony on May 22.
Meet Our Foster Parents
We invite you to take a moment to meet a few of the amazing people who have opened their homes and lives as foster parents. They are role models, teachers, family and friends to the children they support, and they’re making a difference every day. Learn more