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10 Hall County churches form coalition to support foster families
Ministers to address foster care crisis from the pulpit April 17 and 24
Blackshear Place Baptist Church, at 3428 Atlanta Highway in Flowery Branch, is one of 10 churches forming a coalition to provide support to foster care families. An information meeting about becoming a foster parent or volunteering to help will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at First Baptist Church in Gainesville. - photo by Erin O. Smith
Around October 2015, almost 200 children were removed from their homes in Hall County. Nearly three-quarters of those had to move out of town — away from family, friends and school — because not enough families to care for them were here. This amounts to a foster care crisis in Hall County and across the state as foster parents are desperately needed to house Georgia’s most fragile residents.