Kaleidoscope featured in Greater Southwest News-Herald

“It has been a crisis prior to the pandemic. There was a huge shortage (of foster parents) already and the pandemic made it worse. There is a backlog of kids sitting in residential centers and hospitals, (waiting for home placement),” said Kathy Grzelak, executive director of Kaleidoscope, citing the difficulty of “recruiting by Zoom. Since its foundation in 1973, Kaleidoscope has focused on serving children with specialized needs due to traumatic experiences. Because of that specialty, and the fact that many clients are teenagers, her agency asks that foster parents be at least 25 years old.

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