Homes for Kids host foster parents open house Tuesday

NILES — Homes For Kids/Child and Family Solutions will host an open house May 22.

A morning session will take place from 10 a.m. to noon and the evening session will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at the Homes For Kids training building, 41 N. Main St., for anyone over the age of 21 interested in becoming a foster parent.

There is an extreme shortage of foster homes in the Mahoning Valley due to the number of local children coming into care. Many of the foster children are suffering from abuse and neglect and range in age from toddlers to teenagers.

Pre-service classes for becoming a foster parent are available now and are ongoing. For information, contact Karla Matig at 330-544-8005, ext. 414, or email

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