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LDF Seeks Foster Families For Respite Homes

Lac du Flambeau is recruiting foster families on the reservation and other parts of Vilas County.

Family Services Manager Kristin Allen supervises the tribe’s foster care licensing program.

She says the program is especially in need of families to provide short-term respite homes. 

“And respite homes are families that are willing to provide a weekend or evening for some of our foster homes – so that if they want a night out or a weekend for a family getaway, things like that – that they would be allowed that time alone.”

The tribe is working with Vilas County authorities to find foster families on and off the reservation.

Earlier this year, the state signed an agreement with the Lac du Flambeau tribe that allows it to access federal dollars for foster care.  Allen says that should help expand the program and the resources it offers.  

Allen says agencies in Milwaukee are also looking for Native American families in that city to host Native American kids in need of a temporary home.

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