Street Beat: Foster Care

On Saturday, September 12, 2015, Street Beat host Lisa Germani looks at the need for more foster families.

First Melissa Covell of Child Safe and Tammy Gabourie from the Judson Center – both Foster Care Navigators – talk about the children who are in foster care.

Then Audrey Williams-Burton, the Director of Metro Detroit Child and Family Services at Lutheran Social Services of Michigan, and the organization’s Marketing Director Cheryl Kohs, discuss the need for foster parents and the training it takes to be one.

Audrey Williams-Burton and Cheryl Kohs of Lutheran Social Services of Michigan explain the need for foster families for older children to Street Beat host Lisa Germani. (credit: Ken Bryant/CW50)

Audrey Williams-Burton and Cheryl Kohs of Lutheran Social Services of Michigan explain the need for foster families for older children to Street Beat host Lisa Germani. (credit: Ken Bryant/CW50)

Next, April Williams, the TEAM Director of The Wayne Center, and foster parent Peggie Lucas, talk about what it’s like to be a foster parent.

April Williams of The Wayne Center and foster parent Peggie Lucas talk about what it’s like to be a foster parent with Street Beat host Lisa Germani. (credit: Ken Bryant/CW50)

April Williams of The Wayne Center and foster parent Peggie Lucas talk about what it’s like to be a foster parent with Street Beat host Lisa Germani. (credit: Ken Bryant/CW50)

Finally, Sheila Mounts, the Safe Families For Children Coordinator for Bethany Services of Michigan, talks about this new program that is an alternative to foster care.

Sheila Mounts from Bethany Services tells Street Beat host Lisa Germani about Safe Families for Children. (credit: Ken Bryant/CW50)

Sheila Mounts from Bethany Services tells Street Beat host Lisa Germani about Safe Families for Children. (credit: Ken Bryant/CW50)

Watch Street Beat Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. on CW50.

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