Breaking News

2 people shot in JC December 22, 2014

Church seeking partner to create foster care transition

Until they turn 18, most of a foster child’s major life decision are made by the people responsible for their care.

Then, the 18th birthday comes and every responsibility falls on the teenager at once. Without a support system, a majority of teenagers who “age out” of the foster care system face a dismal future.

The Missouri Baptist Children’s Home has several transitional housing programs in cities across the state. The home was looking at opening one in Jefferson City while the Memorial Baptist team was looking for a solution to the aging-out concern, said Tisha Spencer, a member of the missions team.

“We’re looking for partners,” Spencer said. "But we don't have the ....

Read additional details in our newspaper or e-Edition. Newspaper subscribers: Click on an e-Edition article and log in using your current account information at no extra charge. For e-edition help, e-mail circ@newstribune.com. Click here to purchase the full version of archived articles.

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Please review our Policies and Procedures before registering or commenting

News Tribune - comments