Harvest of Hope will celebrate its 1,000th child placed in a home during Martin Luther King's Commemoration Weekend.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation reported in 2011 that there are 7,018 children in the New Jersey foster care system and close to 800 children are awaiting adoption. In addition, it has been widely reported that a substantial percentage of youth who are not adopted prior to aging out of foster care become a part of the homeless population. Across the nation, 20,000 youth 'age out' of foster care without stable and lasting families.
"We are committed to creating opportunities and to advocate for the needs of children in the foster care throughout the state of N.J. - recruiting families to commit to short term and long term responses to their need for care," said Maureen Archibald, executive director of Harvest of Hope Family Services. "I want to thank FBCLG for their ongoing support and recognition of our significant milestone of the placing of the 1,000th child. FBCLG has been recognized nationally for its community outreach efforts and the public is welcome to be a part of this celebration on Sunday," she added.
"We invite the community to join us as we honor the memory of Dr. King in creating opportunities for children and in finding solutions to improving their outcomes," affirmed Archibald.
First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens is located at 771 Somerset Street, Somerset, N.J. 08873.
For further information, please contact Archibald via email at firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about Harvest of Hope, visit: www.harvestofhopefamily.com