KIDSPEACE AND ARROW TO PRESENT RECOGNITION AND AWARENESS EVENT FOR FOSTER AND ADOPTIVE FAMILIES CELEBRATION HONORS NATIONAL FOSTER CARE MONTH
Altoona, PA – Arrow Child & Family Ministries of Hollidaysburg,
and KidsPeace National Centers, Duncansville office, will honor area foster and
adoptive families at a recognition banquet May 20th from 6- 9 p.m.
at The Casino at Lakemont Park, Altoona.
event will include dinner and awards followed by a panel discussion
featuring: Mark Tennant,
Founder/CEO, Arrow Child & Family Ministries; Maryanne Burger,
Administrator, Blair Country Children, Youth & Family; Kim Walkingshaw,
Statewide Adoption Network (SWAN); President Judge Jolene Grubb Kopriva; Paul
and Maribeth Mills, KidsPeace Resource Family; Troy and Jodie Campbell, Arrow
event will be an excellent way to show how valued these families are and to
amplify the need for more families to come forward to care for children in need
of foster care or adoption,” said Melinda Shea, Program Director, Arrow Child
& Family Ministries.
evening will also include “Heart Gallery,” featuring Pennsylvania children who
are available for adoption. The
event is funded through a grant from the Adoption Coalition of the State of PA,
Department of Public Welfare.
more information on becoming a foster and/or
an adoptive family, contact Shari McConnell at KidsPeace 888-336-7708 or Joan
Mack at Arrow Child & Family Ministries (814) 317-1614.
Founded in 1882,
KidsPeace is dedicated to serving the behavioral and mental health needs of
children, preadolescents, teens and young adults, offering a comprehensive
range of residential treatment programs; accredited educational services, and a
variety of foster care and community-based programs to give hope, help and
healing to children, families and communities. KidsPeace offers services in Florida, Georgia, Indiana,
Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania,
Virginia and the District of Columbia.