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'Fostering Our Teens' event Oct. 22
2016-09-19

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The Call to Action: Foster our Youth! Coalition in partnership with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Pride Action Tank, Windy City Times and the Illinois Center for Adoption and Permanency is hosting a free event entitled "Call to Action—Foster our Teens" with the goal of finding foster and adoptive families for Illinois teen youth within the foster care system, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016.

The event is open to any individual interested in fostering teens, adopting teens from foster care, or who would just like to learn more about the fostering and adopting process.

The event will be held in the Great Hall of Kennedy King College, at 6301 S. Halsted Street in Chicago from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The event includes overviews of the foster care license process, the adoption from foster care process and a speaker's bureau featuring teens in the foster care system.

The program for this event will be youth developed and delivered through youth voice. Agency representatives will be on hand to answer questions from attendees. Tickets are free, however due to limited space, reservations are suggested. For more information and to reserve a seat, visit illinoiscap.org/event/foster-our-teens .

Come to teen speakers talk about their foster care journey and the immediate need for foster homes, gather information and begin helping youth in foster care.

The Coalition is made of the following social service agencies: Aunt Martha's, ChildServ, Hephzibah, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Kaleidoscope, Lakeside Community Committee, Lawrence Hall, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, Little City, National Youth Advocate Program and SOS Children's Villages.


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