The Randolph County Family Resource Network will be hosting the First Steps to Foster Care event at the Phil Gainer Community Center in Elkins.
The event was designed to help community members who are interested in providing foster care services, and the information was the first stop. Agencies like Mission West Virginia, Legal Aid, Youth Health Services and more will be attending to discuss need and qualifications.
“This event is really geared towards getting people out to get information about foster care and adoption. We are in desperate need of people who are willing to come in and get information and possibly open up their homes,” said Randolph County FRN executive director Rebecca Vance.
Currently, more than 6,000 children in West Virginia are in foster care and there are only a very limited number of qualified homes. Randolph County has 159 children who are in foster care and only 16 homes.