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WCAU-WWSI Hosting Calls About Foster Care

WCAU and WWSI, the NBC and Telemundo stations in Philadelphia owned by NBC, are hosting a live phone bank today for families interested in providing foster care.

The two-and-a-half hour phone bank, starting at 4 this afternoon, will feature recruitment experts from Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services and its 25 provider agencies that will answer the phone lines to provide information in English and Spanish.

“With nearly 6,000 youth in Philadelphia living in foster care at any given time, NBC10 and Telemundo62 are committed to raising awareness about the need for families to provide loving homes for these children,” said Ric Harris, the stations’ general manager

“We are proud to partner with the Philadelphia Department of Human Services and to host a phone bank at our studios to increase the network of resource parents in the city.”

“Our children and youth need dedicated resource parents who can provide loving, stable homes,” said Cynthia F. Figueroa, DHS’ commissioner,

“There is no ‘one size fits all’ resource parent. The children and youth we serve are diverse, and we need resource parents that can provide welcoming homes to all children.”