CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – (CLARKSVILLENOW) The Clarksville-Montgomery County Community Advisory Board is partnering with local agencies, nonprofit organizations, and the Montgomery County Department of Children’s Services to host the 11th Annual Foster Care Awareness Event.
The event will be held Saturday, May 5 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. in the Machinists Union building at 121 Union Hall Rd. and there will be food, games and prizes. May is National Foster Care Month and the event will promote awareness of the needs surrounding the growing number of children in foster care.
As of January 2018, Tennessee had 8,514 children in state custody, 953 of those children were in Montgomery County and surrounding areas. In Montgomery County there are approximately 400 children in the foster care system at any given time with less than 50 homes available for them.
The majority of those children are removed from their school, friends and their lives are totally disrupted by circumstances outside their control. The children need loving forever families.
The public is invited to come out to learn more about the role local citizens can play in the community to help impact the lives of children and their families. For more information call Anne Marie Cutting at 931-217-7624.