Giving Child Abuse Victims A Better Life

By: Stanley Jefferson Email
By: Stanley Jefferson Email

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.

And one Wood County organization is raising awareness with a little fun.

Try-Again Homes partnered with Fairlawn Baptist Church for a carnival.

It's also an opportunity to address the need for foster parents.

Kids got to play games, jump around in a bouncy house, get their face painted and so much more.

The organization serves six different counties in the area.

They rescue abused and neglected children from their homes and place them with adoptive and foster care families.

"It's huge for us because I don't think people in Wood County realize how prevalent it really is and how often it occurs. So this is something that help raise awareness about that and lets people know how often it is in their communities and it's going on in their neighborhoods and their churches," says Try-Again Homes Program Director, Melinda Meredith.

Try-Again Homes is always looking for people who are willing to take in kids from abusive and neglected homes.

They're also taking donations.

For more information on how you can become a foster parent or if you just want to donate items, please call 304-422-3159.


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