Share to Care: National Foster Care Awareness Day

Clarksville gathered together as a community to bring awareness to foster care needs. There were resources for current foster families, and information for those that wanted to help.

Clarksville, TN, May 20, 2016 --( Sometimes, it’s not that you don’t care, but you are not sure how to use your concern to help. And with Clarksville Community Partners, comprised of the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, Omni Vision, Leap Organization, Youth Villages, Health Connect America, Oak Plains, Foster Care Association, Regional Intervention Program, Camelot, Cumberland Hall, Autism Awareness Association, Mental Health Co-op, and Oak Plains Academy, over 100 concerned citizens came out to the recent National Foster Care Awareness event to learn how to care for Montgomery County’s 250 children in need of foster families. The program, which took place, Saturday, May 14, 2016, at Leap Organization’s Plaza on Wilma Rudolph, featured a day packed with foster care success stories, food, games, activities, entertainment, door prizes, educational materials, inflatables, emergency responders and a Clarksville firetruck.

Judge Tim Barnes served as this year’s guest speaker who championed the volunteers, guests, and family who dared to care by recognizing the work of foster families, social workers, and faith-based and community organizations in efforts to serve some 250+ children in need of foster families in the Montgomery County community.

Each year, Clarksville Community Partners participate in a national emphasis on foster care, highlighting and supporting its importance and the need for families to embrace youth in the foster care system, helping them to reunite with their own identity, connect with their families and their culture. To learn more about foster care see

For more information about fostering a young person in Montgomery County see

LEAP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to instill positive moral growth and sustainable life skills in youth that lead to healthy and successful lives. LEAP also seeks to empower social & business entrepreneurship through business incubation to increase the successful development of new businesses, job creation and employment. Visit

To speak to someone about the LEAP Organization, contact Robyn Neverdusky at 931.614.0440 or email
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