Under Our Wings

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Overview


The Under Our Wings program is a community plan for recruiting, retaining and developing ideal foster and adoptive parents who can meet the needs of children who are in the care of the Department of Social Services. It’s a plan where the community is vested in the safety, well-being and permanence of all children in Pitt County.
The program believes in the following:
  • In a community-based recruiting approach where recruitment takes place in neighborhoods and places of worship where potential foster families live.
  • In providing support services to foster families through regular guidance, monitoring, consultation, training and immediate support for all family members especially in a time of crisis.
  • In involving foster families in the development of agency policies, programs and practices that affect family foster care.
  • That the more stability a child has the less social and financial impact there is to the community for additional resources relating to child welfare, schools, mental health providers, and juvenile justice.
  • The more stability a child has the better they cope and are able to develop a positive self concept and be self-sufficient as adults.

Informational Meetings


Location / Time

  • Eugene James Auditorium, 2nd floor of the County Office Building
    1717 W 5th Street
    Greenville, NC 27834
  • 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Dates


  • Tuesday, January 19, 2016
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016

PS MAPP Training (30 Hour Program)


Each class is held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. - Noon for 10 weeks.

Location


Eugene James Auditorium, 2nd floor of the County Office Building
1717 W 5th Street
Greenville, NC 27834

Dates

  • First Session: February 20, 2016 through April 30, 2016
  • Second Session: September 10, 2016 through November 5, 2016

Interested in becoming a Foster / Adoptive Parent


Recruitment Videos