GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) There are more than 65 million people in refugee camps worldwide — 27 million of them children. Many of them left their homes due to civil war, human trafficking, and forced gang violence. A local organization that helps place refugee youth from Central America and Africa says it has an urgent need for foster families right now.
Maureen Homrich from Bethany Christian Services joins is in studio with foster parents who are caring for a refugee from Burma. Hear them talk about how it’s changed their family.
Bethany Christian Services is holding a foster family orientation on Saturday, March 8 from 10 a.m. to noon and on Monday, April 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The orientations will be at 1050 36th Street in Kentwood. You must RSVP by calling (616) 224-7540 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.