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Livingston County declares May as Foster Care Month

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The Livingston County Board of Supervisors declared May 2024 as Foster Care Month, aiming to recognize those who support local youth and families in need.

In the U.S., over 365,000 children and youth are in foster care, and about 18,500 young people leave foster care without a permanent family each year, according to the Children’s Bureau. Livingston County officials are encouraging community members to consider becoming foster parents, respite resources, volunteers, or mentors to support these vulnerable youth. The opportunity also exists to celebrating relationships beyond foster care through connection.


“Foster parents and community members play a crucial role in providing a nurturing environment for our children and youth in need,” said Tracy McCaughey, Commissioner of the Livingston County Department of Social Services. “During Foster Care Month, we honor the dedication of those who offer stability, guidance, and a safe environment for these young people. Their commitment to fostering brighter futures for our community’s children is truly inspiring.”

For more information on becoming a foster parent or volunteer, contact the Livingston County Department of Social Services at (585) 243-7300.