National Foster Care Awareness Month

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May is National Foster Care Awareness Month, which recognizes foster parents, families, volunteers, mentors and child welfare advocates who help the children and youth find homes. National Foster Care Month is all about coming together as community to protect and support our most vulnerable, the children in our community.

Too often, due to no fault of their own, children are removed from their homes because they are unsafe. As you can imagine, this is a confusing and challenging time for many children. 

The City of Tampa will light up Old City Hall, the Tampa Riverwalk, and Downtown Bridges in the color of blue on May 4, 2023, at sunset until sunrise on May 5, 2023, in honor of National Foster Care Month.

There are over 391,000 children in foster care in the United States, Florida is 3rd in US, behind California and Texas, with over 22,000 children in foster care.

Every child should live with a family that will love and guide them and every family deserves a chance to become stronger and more resilient.

To learn more:

If you are interested in learning more about whether fostering is right for your family, you may call Florida’s Foster Information Center toll-free at 1-833-678-3735 (1-83-FosterFL). 

Contact Name Sonya Henderson

Contact Phone 8132748267

Contact Email

Location Tampa Old City Hall and other downtown bridges and parks facilities will shine in the color of blue

Event Type Awareness

Participation Cost $0

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