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Southwest Minnesota needs more foster care families

Image courtesy Southwest Health and Human Services

When children are in troubled situations, sometimes the best solution is to find them another family to live with for a short time. Right now, there are 62 licensed foster care homes in the southwestern Minnesota area served by Southwest Health and Human Services, and nearly 170 children currently in out-of-home placement.

`May is National Foster Care Month, and KLGR’s Joshua Dixon spoke with Gail Bielen, Child Care Licensor Supervisor at Southwest Health and Human Services, about why it’s important to have a wide variety of foster families available throughout southwestern Minnesota:

For more information about foster care in southwest Minnesota, just Google Southwest Health and Human Services.

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