Everyone is aware of the recent challenges in our foster care system – and the deadly consequences of its flaws. Many of us wonder what could be done to help. Can everyday citizens can make a difference?
Thankfully, the answer is “Yes!”
Residents of the Village of Palmetto Bay (and neighboring cities!) can become a “voice” for children in the foster care system by becoming a volunteer for Foster Care Review.
Volunteers from the Foster Care Review provide a checks and balance for the courts by monitoring agencies and cases firsthand. “If there’s no independent oversight, of this very complex thing that’s happening, then it frequently doesn’t happen” explains, Mike Samway, a volunteer with the Foster Care Review for the past three years.
From ensuring that services are provided to assuring that progress is made, Foster Care Review volunteers advise family court judges and help fill the gaps for those in Foster Care.
Volunteers are asked to dedicate just one day a month. Imagine – just a few hours of your time could change a life forever!
Are you ready to make a difference? The children need you! To get involved with Foster Care Review, call the volunteer coordinator at (305)573-6665 ext. 230 or go online to