Mike Halligan,Executive Director of The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation announced that the Foundation will be renewing their support to Child Bridge. “ChildBridge’sworkconnectingabusedandneglected childrenwithcaringfamiliesand permanent homes is perfectly aligned with the core mission of the Foundation. Child Bridge is making significant strides in changing lives for children in need and we are honored to continue to help with this important work.”
Established in late 2010, Child Bridge, Inc., finds and supports foster and adoptive families for Montana children in need.
At any given time, approximately 1,800 children are in the Montana foster care system, and about 450 of these children are available for adoption. Children who have been abused or neglected need a safe haven, whether it is temporary or permanent.
With too few families to care for these children, they may be removed from familiar surroundings, (community, school, friends)and often bounce from place to place. And far too many adoptable children are languishing in the Montana foster care system without permanent families to care for them.
Child Bridge bridges the gap between churches, communities and government by sharing the need, and helping foster and/or adoptive families navigate a complex system. The organization currently serves children and families in the Flathead and Mission Valley’s,the Missoula area,and is experiencing additionalstatewide expansion to Billings.
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