New push on for more foster parents
You might already have seen the new billboards with Cincinnati City Councilman Charlie Winburn's face on them. A former foster child, he's leading a new drive for more foster families.
At any given time, we have about 900 kids in foster care in Hamilton County. Because we don't always have enough local families to care for them all, we often have to place our kids a distance away from Cincinnati. That can make it difficult for them to stay connected to important things like school and friends.
We will be joining with Winburn, Child Focus Inc. and other local foster care agencies to certify more foster parents. One of Child Focus' leaders, Pam Lindeman, also was in foster care as a child.