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The Need For Foster Care For The Invisible Victims Of The Heroin Crisis

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Called the ?invisible victims? of the heroin epidemic, children of addicts are suffering as their parents use and sometimes overdose. 

In our region, there are currently around 1,000 children in need of homes as the heroin crisis continues, with a dramatic rise in overdoses in just these past few weeks. Funding is falling short, and local counties have been overwhelmed with a need for more foster and adoptive homes.

Here to talk about the heroin epidemic and the options for children of addicts who need homes are Agency Director for Hamilton County Job & Family Services, Moira Weir; and  Director of Foster Family and Community Engagement at Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth, Tiffany Bailey .

Click here if you are interested in becoming a foster parent.