Nebraska’s largest non-profit child placement agency is expanding their foster parent support services to the Scottsbluff area, hoping to boost resources available to help children.
KVC Nebraska will hold an informational Friends and Family event Thursday night in Scottsbluff for those wanting to learn more about becoming foster parents.
Organization President Ashley Brown tells KNEB News there are many children in the Panhandle needing placement, especially among older youth. “If foster care is needed for whatever reason, that’s enough change and disruption to think about. Not only moving (to) a school, but maybe moving (to) an entire community, that’s unfathomable,” says Brown, “So, we’re really working hard to create those resources in the Scottsbluff community.”
KVC Nebraska is partnering with the Juvenile Services Division of the Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation as part of their support program, and provides training, licensing and support for foster parents.
Last year, the organization served more than 800 children in foster care and more than 179 families in home-based programs such as family preservation.
The informational meeting will be at the Platte Valley Bank Community Room on the PVC campus in Scottsbluff from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.