Letters to the Editor

Foster Care Month

Compass Health hosts a dinner every May honoring foster parents and the business partners that support them.

May is National Foster Care Appreciation Month and this year Compass Health (www.compasfosters.org) is celebrating by hosting an honorary dinner for their foster parents and inviting the community partners, Sleep Country USA and Lori Lawrence, John L Scott.

Compass Health partnered with Sleep Country USA in order to address the needs of its foster children. Compass Health's therapeutic foster care program provides specialized foster care to children and adolescents, ranging in age from 6 to 17. Sleep Country USA provides outreach and stresses awareness of foster children's needs through media advertising, fund raising events (like the upcoming Pajama Bowl) and six annual drives. Sleep County's many successful charity drives provide new clothing, winter coats, backpacks and school supplies for Compass Health's foster children.

John L. Scott, Lori Lawrence and staff provide what the children want for Christmas.

Both Sleep Country and John L. Scott, Lori Lawrence, fulfill an important need and serve as a valuable community resource for the many foster children and their caregivers throughout the region. Without their help, many of our foster children would likely go without the basic necessities every child deserves. Sleep Country and John L. Scott, Lori Lawrence, show how everyone can benefit when businesses partner with non-profits to help a common cause.

Fran Barnett, Foster Home

Licensor, Compass Health

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