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Local even to mark Natl. Foster Care Month

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The Ennis Center for Children, based in Flint, is spreading the word about National Foster Care Month.

The Center says, every day, some 513,000 children and youth are living in foster care because their own parents can't take care of them.

The Center says, as a society, we must address the needs of these children, who need a stable and secure home until they can either return to their parents or establish a lifelong connection to a nurturing adult. 

The Ennis Center has been working with abused and/or neglected children for over 30 years with our services reaching over 3,500 Michigan children and families in crisis annually.

On any given day, the Ennis Center cares for more than 300 children in their foster care program alone. In a statement, Ennis officials said,  "With the support of the community we strive to  preserve families when possible and create new families when necessary". 

Each May, National Foster Care Month provides an opportunity to shine a light on the children and youth in the foster care system. The campaign raises awareness about the urgent needs of these young people and encourages citizens from every walk of life to get involved as foster or adoptive parents, volunteers, mentors, employers, or in other ways.

The Ennis Center's Blue Ribbon Campaign event will be held Thursday May 9, 2013 at 2pm in the Genesee County Administration Building, 1101 Beach Street in Flint. The public is invited.  

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