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Communities Connected for Kids is following the Coronavirus situation closely and is prepared to respond swiftly to any developments.

We understand that you may have concerns. If you are a foster family with questions about COVID-19, your licensing specialist is ready to talk to you. Please contact them by phone.

Likewise, families with questions about COVID-19 are encouraged to call their dependency case managers, CCKids vendors should call their assigned contract managers and CCKids staff should direct any questions or concerns to their supervisors.

Click here to learn more about the COVID-19 virus on the CDC website.

Click here to access the 211 system for COVID-19 information and resources as they relate to Okeechobee and the Treasure Coast.

Click here for the CCKids Pandemic Plan

Even shuttered, foster parents keep the door open for children; here’s how you can help

While most of us are restricting access to our homes and to each other during the COVID-19 shut down, there is one group of people in our community who keep the proverbial door open.

Foster parents are essential and on the job, serving children in the community who, amidst the stress and isolation of a statewide quarantine, continue to enter care.

Now there is something the community can do to help make that job a little easier.

Communities Connected for Kids unveiled its (keep reading)

Forever Families Project

Children available for adoption are featured weekly on CBS 12 through the Forever Family project. This Florida-based non-profit project leverages the power of the media to help children and teens in foster care find loving, adoptive families. Communities Connected for Kids became a Forever Family partner earlier this summer to highlight the adoption needs of local children in foster care.

All segments air on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. and again on Saturdays, then on NBC 6 Miami, NBC 6 Fort Myers, and WFTV Channel 9 in Orlando. To see previous segments, visit CBS 12. You can also catch each interview on our Communities Connected for Kids Facebook page.

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