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.