2019 Foster Care Awareness Month Proclamation Event

On May 1st,  Mayor Paige Chase proclaimed May in Monticello as “Foster Care Awareness Month” during an event honoring the 36 children in foster care from Drew County and the 91 children in foster care in our four-county region of the state (Ashley, Chicot, Desha, and Drew counties) on the town square today.

Community members and representatives from each local organization serving foster children in Drew County participated in a balloon release in the children’s honor, and an art display was erected on the square for the month of May also honoring these children and representing the urgent need for foster homes in Drew County. Right now, only 10 homes serve the more than 90 children in the four county region.

In the art display, the tree leaves represent the total Drew County children who were in foster care last year, and the flowers represent the almost 40 Drew County children in foster care today.

Senator Eddie Cheatham of Crossett, Representative LeAnne Pittman Burchof Monticello, Pastor Branch of Holmes Chapel Presbyterian Church, and Deborah West of The Call in Drew County also spoke, prayed, and brought attention to the need for foster homes in our area. Senator Cheatham read Judge Robert Akin’s proclamation for Drew County in recognition of “Foster Care Awareness Month.”

Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries, the Arkansas Division of Children and Family ServicesThe Children’s Advocacy Center of Pine BluffCASA 10th Judicial District, Families in Need of Services (FINS) of the 10th Judicial District Court, The CALL in Drew County, and Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services, Inc. were each collaborators for the event.

3rd Annual Run Run Rudolph 5K Run/Walk

Grab your fun-loving, costume-wearing buddies and join us December 1st for the 3rd annual Run Run Rudolph 5k Run/Walk!

We’ll have costume prizes, a team award, and a KID FUN RUN!!

T-shirt guaranteed if registered by November 2!

Register at tiny.cc/DCRRR2018.

$25 – 5K Run/Walk

$10 – Kid Fun Run

All proceeds go to recruiting, serving, and supporting Drew County foster & adoptive families who minister to local kids in foster care!

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Our Largest Class Ever!

These amazing people completed PRIDE training so they are well on their way to becoming either foster or adoptive parents!

We are so grateful that they’ve answered God’s call to minister to kids from hard places by providing a safe place to call home whether it be temporary or permanent!

This is Drew County’s largest PRIDE class to date! God has long been planting the seeds among the hearts of Drew County, and now the harvest has begun!

If you’d like to learn more about becoming a foster or adoptive parent or volunteering with The CALL in Drew County, join us for our next info meeting! Visit the Events page for details!