Supervisor Kenny Boddye was proud to join Chair Ann Wheeler in co-presenting a proclamation declaring May Foster Care Month in Prince William County, noting that he has personally seen the positive difference that foster parents can make in a child’s life. Director of the PWC Department of Social Services (DSS) Courtney Tierney said she was particularly grateful to the 87 foster families who opened up their homes and hearts during the pandemic. With their help, her department provided 109 children with custodial foster care in Fiscal Year 2020.
TheDSS website defines foster care as “a service provided to children who are brought into the custody of the Department of Social Services when their family or prior custodian is unable or unwilling to provide appropriate care for them. Foster parents provide substitute temporary care for the foster children; and they work as a team with the department staff and with parents to plan for the children.”
In declaring May as Foster Care Month, the Board reaffirmed its support for foster families in Prince William, as well as to our dedicated County staff who work to find stable environments and wrap-around services for youth in our community.