MUSKEGON, MI – Arbor Circle will host the Fall Festival for Foster Care to recruit foster and adoptive families in the community. The event will take place at Smith-Ryerson Park, 650 Wood Street, Muskegon, MI 49442, on Saturday, October 12 from 11 AM to 1 PM. The festival will feature Arbor Circle, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), and other foster care and adoption agencies in Muskegon County.
The event is open to the public and free of charge. Entertainment will include music by DJ Yung, bounce houses, food, and family friendly fall activities. Individuals and families interested in learning more about foster care and adoption are encouraged to attend this fun and educational event.
Recruiting a diverse community of foster and adoptive families allows agencies to better serve foster children and teens in the community. As of April 2019, approximately 56% of foster children in Muskegon County were identified as children of color, while only 7% of foster homes were families of color. The Fall Festival for Foster Care will be held to promote the need for foster and adoptive families of color in Muskegon County.
This event is made possible in part by a grant from the John & Mary Schumann Fund of the Community Foundation for Muskegon.
About Arbor Circle: Through more than 50 programs and services, Arbor Circle provides mental health counseling, substance use treatment, family development, adoption and foster care, advocacy, prevention and quality child care resource and referral services. With a variety of services in 12 West Michigan counties, Arbor Circle serves over 15,000 individuals and families annually. Learn more at www.arborcircle.org.
About The Community Foundation for Muskegon: The Community Foundation for Muskegon County was created in 1961 by local residents to improve the quality of life in their communities. A publicly supported community endowment, the Foundation works with donors, grantees, advisers, and communities to identify and support the issues that shape our area. Learn more at www.muskegonfoundation.org.