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Big Bend Community Based Care celebrates 100 licensed foster homes

Posted at 5:14 PM, Jun 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-07 17:22:50-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — An organization aimed at reducing the number of homeless children is celebrating a big milestone.

Big Bend Community Based Care has officially reached 100 licensed foster homes in the Tallahassee area.

It's been one year since the program started, and employees say this is a great achievement, but there are still children in need.

"So we have kids from 0 to 18 who need homes everyday," said Calyn Stringer, a foster family support specialist. "When kids are removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect, we get calls to our office and we call our available foster families and they are able to say yes or no if they have room for a child and they take that child home and treat them like a member of their family."

If you would like to consider becoming a foster parent, the organization regularly hosts state-mandated training classes. To learn more information, click here.