The Bair Foundation Partners with Buncombe County DSS to Support Kinship Families

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The Bair Foundation – Asheville office is pleased to announce the hiring of a Kinship Coordinator, Laura May to oversee the Buncombe County Kinship program.

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In a partnership with Buncombe County, Laura will provide on-going support, access to and knowledge about community resources available to Kinship families. In addition, she will evaluate the needs of each kinship provider as a group and individually to determine which community resource could best meet their needs. Laura will provide support groups for kinship families, coordinate resource and holiday drives through volunteers and local businesses, and maintain a tracking system of kinship family information.
Kinship care is a program designed to help support a child who resides outside of his or her own home, either temporarily, or for the longer term, with a relative, godparents, stepparents or any adult who has a “kinship bond” with a child. Kinship Care is an option that allows a child to grow into adulthood in a familiar family environment instead of being placed in foster care.

About The Bair Foundation
The Bair Foundation is a non-profit agency that has successfully cared for and treated children, teens and families for over 40 years. With 37 offices in 8 states they offer a myriad of services which include: Structured Intervention Treatment Foster Care, Traditional Foster Care, Adoption Services, Medically-Needy Foster Care, Independent Living Services, Parent Empowerment Program, B.E.S.T. Program, Wraparound Services, In-Home Services, Assessment Home, & Outpatient Services. The Bair Foundation is accredited by COA (Council on Accreditation) and ECFA (The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability)


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Dorie Alcaro
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