Can You Help Us Provide a Safe Place to Belong?

Published August 03, 2016 02:21

Young people in our community need a caring and loving environment to be placed in while arrangements can be made to find a long-term solution. Some of these children and youth needing homes have exceptional medical or behavioural needs that require experienced caregivers. Each young person comes into foster care for many different reasons but they all need a safe and loving home.

Are you looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of young people in our community? There are children and youth in our community waiting for a place to temporarily call home and we are hoping local adults consider becoming new emergency placement foster families.

Currently Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs are seeking adults willing to accept children and youth into their homes on a short term basis. The Boys and Girls Clubs work directly with the Ministry for Children and Family Development to recruit, screen and support families willing to provide a safe place for children 0-18 years of age who need a safe, secure home for emergency placement. The homes must have at least one caregiver at home at all times. They must be flexible, willing to work with other families and professionals and be on call as needed.

Here are 5 reasons why you may want to join our team......

1. You believe that children and youth deserve a chance to live in a stable home, with caring role models, where they have an opportunity to grow into their potential.
2. You know that growing up isn’t easy and support from healthy adults make a difference.
3. You want to support youth as they overcome barriers.
4. You are interested in people.
5. You are looking to become part of a great team.

If you think you may be interested in providing housing, support, and a second chance to a young person contact Sarah MacKinnon at or 250.868.8541. Ext. 210. or Marilyn at

If you are interested in supporting deserving kids in our community with a safe place to belong, we encourage you to review the job posting found here.

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