Community Support Urgently Needed for Shelter Homes and Resource Families in Ventura County
By: Consortium Media
Homes with Heart VC, provides children, youth, and families with a foundation of respect and support, including resource family services from special people who can support children and youth with trauma and provide Shelter Homes.
"All you have to do honestly, is have your baskets full of fruit and vegetables, the fridge with ham, bread…just have more food," said Natalie Torres, ESH parent. She added that "if there is anyone out there that has extra time, I would just love to see those parents that have already raised children and were great at it be parents for these kids that really need them, I think that would just be amazing."
The initiative is in need of highly qualified families to serve as resource Shelter Homes for children and youth who need immediate, short term care ranging anywhere from 1-60 days. The unique demands require a special set of skills and circumstances that include patience and consistency.
Important qualifications for becoming an Emergency Shelter Home
"Emergency Shelter Homes provide a safe environment for our children at such a critical time in their lives and this is a very meaningful way to step up and help our community, help our families, and help our children and youth," said Jaci Johnson, Program Coordinator III in Recruitment at Ventura County Children and Family Services.
Learn more at shelterhomes.homeswithheartvc.org