BETHANY — The 111 Project, in collaboration with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, is hosting the Oklahoma Foster Care Forum from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 25 at Council Road Baptist Church, 2900 N Council.
The conference is free, but registration is required by going online to okfostercareforum.org.
Formerly known as the 8308 Conference with the number representing children in the foster care system, the Oklahoma Foster Care Forum is an opportunity for leaders, providers and those engaged with the foster care issue to share ideas, network and find solutions to benefit our kids in DHS custody, a news release stated.
“The forum has been created with a wide range of individuals and organizations in mind,” said Ben Nockels, executive director of the 111 Project, in the release. “Experienced foster care veterans and newcomers alike are welcome to participate with us. We anticipate child welfare professionals, local church pastors, nonprofit leaders and those personally engaging the issue coming together for a great convergence of ideas and action. We believe this is an idea whose time has come.”
The 111 Project aims to raise awareness of the issue of foster care and recruit families in the local faith community. With more than 6,100 churches in Oklahoma, the 111 Project believes if every church will commit at least one family for one purpose, there will be no Oklahoma children without a family. For more information on the 111 Project, please visit 111Project.org.