April 12, 2020

On KNKX Radio: Organization that Provides Mentors to Children in Poverty or Foster Care Will Open in Tacoma

KNKX Radio announced the launch of our chapter in Tacoma. Here's a preview:

"A national program that aims to improve outcomes for children living in poverty or in foster care has opened a branch in Tacoma. The organization is called Friends of the Children. It assigns paid mentors to young children between the ages of 4 and 6 and maintains that connection for about 12 years.

The need in the South Puget Sound region is evident. The percentage of children placed in foster care is about twice as high in Pierce County as in King County. Friends of the Children already operates in Seattle and Southwest Washington."

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