OHEL Hosts Foster Care Information Session Open Houses
Contrary to what many may believe, there is an ongoing need for loving Jewish foster families in the community.
Whether it is an individual going through a difficult divorce, a family in need of financial or emotional support, or an individual taking care of an aging parent, our community steps forward to provide safety nets, to protect the most vulnerable and those in need. And there is no more of an acute need â€“ than for Jewish foster children.
When a child is removed from his or her home in NYC due to abuse or neglect by the Administration of Child Services (ACS) and the child is Jewish, OHEL has 24 hours to find an appropriate home amongst OHEL certified foster families.
Given the diverse backgrounds and specific needs of each child, OHEL always seeks a diverse pool of prospective Jewish foster parents, to ensure the best environment for the child to be loved and thrive.
Often these children are siblings, teenagers or children with special needs.
Opening your heart and home to a child in need is an enriching and life-changing experience for parent and child alike. Foster Care means providing a loving but temporary home for children in need. In these cases, the hope is that the child will eventually return to their birth families.
If considering becoming a foster parent may seem overwhelming â€“ you are normal.
Prospective foster parents have big hearts, but may feel daunted by the actual reality of fostering a child in need and what it really means. To address these concerns, OHEL will be hosting various foster parent information session open houses.
Monday, November 24 Â 8:00pm at the OHEL Main Office Â 4510 16th Avenue Â Brooklyn, NY 11204. For more information or to RSVP please call 718-851-6300 or Batsheva_Berger@ohelfamily.org
Since 1969, OHEL Childrenâ€™s Home and Family Services has served as a dependable haven of individual and family support, helping people of all ages effectively manage disability, surmount everyday challenges, heal from trauma, and manage with strength and dignity during times of crises