Victoria Lopez-Garrett

Fostering – An Act of Service and Support

Victoria Lopez-Garrett of the Grants Pass Oregon Department of Human Services Child Welfare Office will speak about the current high need for foster parents in Josephine County and statewide. Foster parents for kids of all ages and backgrounds are needed, with a special need for homes that would be affirming of a child’s/teen’s sexual orientation and gender identity.  She will also discuss a new program called Certified Respite which is for people who may not be able to be foster parents full time but are willing to have a child/teen for a weekend or a few days here and there as needed.