Foster care seeks additional parents

The Welfare and Social Services Ministry set out on a campaign on Tuesday to raise awareness and recruit foster care families.
This comes alongside a plea from the Summit Institute, one of five organizations that coordinate foster care and emergency shelter families under the auspices of the ministry, calling on members of the public to consider becoming emergency shelter families.

The ministry spends some NIS 230 million every year on the foster care system, and some NIS 2.5 million on emergency shelters for children under the age of six. These placements are temporary assignments for children taken out of the homes of their biological parents, in an effort to provide the necessary environment for emotional, physical, educational and social growth.


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