Contact: Jean Christofferson
Catholic Charities Community Services
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PARTY WITH A PURPOSE: CATHOLIC CHARITIES’ FOSTER CARE BENEFIT EVENT IS MAY 17 ON TOP OF THE ELKS THEATRE
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (March 25, 2019): Party With a Purpose, a benefit for Catholic Charities’ Foster Care and Therapeutic Foster Care programs in the Quad City area, will feature hors d’oeuvres and drinks from local restaurants in the magnificent surrounds on the third floor of the historic Elks Theatre from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, May 17.
The evening also includes a silent auction and special guest speakers. All proceeds will benefit the Foster Care and Therapeutic Foster Care programs.
“These are children and teenagers who are often in desperate need of support, care and love,” said Candace Lea, Program Manager.
Children placed in traditional foster homes are often removed from their families due to neglect and abuse. Parents of reunified children are closely monitored by the Department of Child Safety.
Therapeutic Foster Care refers to clinical intervention and placement of youth in specially trained foster homes. Those children are generally between 5 and 17 years of age and stay for periods of 3-to-16 months depending upon the level of need.
Children placed in therapeutic foster homes receive the same benefits as traditional foster care as well as structured treatment specifically tailored for the individual child. Each child is assessed and matched with Therapeutic Foster Parents based on training, experience and professional competence.
Catholic Charities recruits, trains and supports foster parents and provides additional benefits to Therapeutic Foster Parents including monthly trainings, in-home counselors to provide additional family support and expense reimbursement.
For more information, please contact Catholic Charities at 602-285-1999 or visit www.CatholicCharities.org.
Founded in 1933, Catholic Charities Community Services provides care for the vulnerable of all faiths in Central and Northern Arizona through programs in foster care, early education, affordable housing, veterans’ services, refugee resettlement, and homeless outreach. Learn more by visiting www.catholiccharitiesaz.org. Social connections include www.facebook.com/CatholicCharitiesAZ and twitter.com/CCArizona.