Senator James Seward Tours Oneonta Foster Care Facility

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Senator James Seward made a visit to the Oneonta-based Northeast Parent and Child Society this morning. Senator Seward was given a tour of the non-profit facility, meeting with employees to learn more about the services they provide for at-risk children. Employees say they hope to raise awareness for the growing needs of foster parents and foster care in Otsego County.

“There’s an unmet need of kids that are just on waiting lists to get into foster homes in the area,” says David Martinkovic, regional director at Northeast Parent and Child Society.

“Providing more opportunity, more placement opportunities for more children, I think that’s good for all of us in society. By saving a child, we’re going to help make them a successful adult, and that’s good for everyone,” says Senator James Seward.

Employees at the Northeast Parent and Child Society say the growing need for foster parents increases during back-to-school season.

If you’re interested in becoming a foster parent, you can head over to the Northeast Parent and Child Society website:
http://www.neparentchild.org

Or you can contact:
Linda Pipkin, recruiter: linda.pipkin@neparentchild.org (607) 206-3255
Josie Basile, recruiter: josie.basile@neparentchild.org (607) 441-5055

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