Mesa County in Need of More Foster Families
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- The Mesa County Department of Human Services is currently in search of local foster families to care for a number of children that have been displaced from the area.
On Tuesday evening, an informational open house was held for those interested in learning more about the responsibilities of being a foster parent with current foster parents in attendance.
There are currently 32 foster homes in Mesa County while there are currently about 250 youth in foster care.
"We have kids that aren't in Mesa County that are being homed in other places," said Angeline Roles, Spokesperson for the Mesa County Department of Human Services. "It'd be nice to have them back in our own community where they are back in their own school with their own playmates, and back with the people and place that they are used to."
Those who missed the meeting, but are still interested in learning more about the Foster Care Program are asked to call 970-248-2794.