Chambliss Center For Children To Host Foster Care Info Night On Tuesday, Nov. 14

Thursday, November 2, 2017

November is National Adoption Month, specifically adoption through foster care. In an effort to provide the community more information on the fostering process, Chambliss Center for Children will host a free Foster Care Info Night on Tuesday, Nov.

14, from 6-7:30 p.m.

 

In Hamilton and the surrounding counties, there are more than 1,000 children in state custody at any given time. These children have been removed from their homes because of abuse, abandonment, neglect, or they have come through the juvenile court system.  Chambliss Center for Children contracts with the state to find loving, stable foster homes for these youth. Finding a permanent home for these children is the ultimate goal, whether with their biological parents - if the parents can complete the steps needed to regain custody of their children - or with other family members. However, approximately 20% of these youth end up becoming available for adoption.

 

“This event provides a great opportunity for anyone interested in fostering children, either now or in the future, to get more information, ask questions, and hear real-life experiences,” said Lesley Berryhill, director of Communications with Chambliss Center for Children. “Hosting it in November, during National Adoption Month, also allows us to help bring awareness of adoption through foster care.”

 

The event will be held at Chambliss Center for Children, located at 315 Gillespie Road. Attendees will view a short film about a child’s experience in foster care and the value of a loving, safe foster home. There will be an opportunity to learn more about Chambliss Center for Children, the foster care system, requirements for fostering and adoption, and to hear from current foster parents.

 

Free, on-site parking is available. Kindly RSVP to 423-693-2580 by Thursday, Nov. 9, so accurate preparations for refreshments may be made. Child care is also available, but must be scheduled by Thursday, Nov. 9, as well.


Houston Museum Hosts Holiday Tea On High Street Dec. 2

CDOT Announces Closures On Williams Street And Sandswitch Road

The Salvation Army To Deliver Thanksgiving Meals To Chattanooga Shut-Ins And Neighbors In Cleveland


The Houston Museum of Decorative Arts hosts a to the holiday season in its annual Holiday Tea on High Street, Sunday, Dec. 2 ,at the museum. Served in both parlors of the Victorian home that ... (click for more)

Williams Street will be closed between W. 31st Street and W. 33rd Street from Monday, Nov. 26 until Friday, Dec. 28 for work on the waterlines. Detours will be posted. Sandswitch Road will ... (click for more)

The Salvation Army has identified more than 500 low-income seniors who would not otherwise have a Thanksgiving meal and are homebound. "As a result of our generous community, these seniors ... (click for more)


Happenings

Houston Museum Hosts Holiday Tea On High Street Dec. 2

The Houston Museum of Decorative Arts hosts a to the holiday season in its annual Holiday Tea on High Street, Sunday, Dec. 2 ,at the museum. Served in both parlors of the Victorian home that houses the Houston Museum, this traditional English tea features authentic English treats such as scones with lemon curd or clotted cream, finger sandwiches, trifle, savories and sweets. ... (click for more)

CDOT Announces Closures On Williams Street And Sandswitch Road

Williams Street will be closed between W. 31st Street and W. 33rd Street from Monday, Nov. 26 until Friday, Dec. 28 for work on the waterlines. Detours will be posted. Sandswitch Road will be closed to through traffic from Boy Scout Road to Lower Mill Road and will be completely closed between the addresses of 6735 to 6751 Sandswitch Road from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Humane Educational Society Officials Say Chip Baker Trying To Derail $10 Million County Gift For New Shelter

Officials of the Humane Educational Society say County Commissioner Chip Baker is trying to derail a planned $10 million county appropriation to the HES for a new shelter. On the eve of a schedule vote by the County Commission, HES sent out an email titled "Don't Let Commissioner Baker Delay The Vote!" Commissioner Baker is among some members on the commission interested in ... (click for more)

Man Empties Gun On Walker County Deputies After Traffic Stop, But They Are Not Hit; 1st Suspects Cleared

The Walker County Sheriff's Office said a man emptied his gun at two deputies after a traffic stop off Wilson Road in Rossville on Tuesday, but they were not hurt. The deputies returned fire, and it is believed that the shooter was hit twice. The Sheriff's Office first said the shooter was Robert Dean Root, and a passenger who got out prior to the shooting was John Ambers ... (click for more)

Opinion

HES Can't Be Matched, Replicated Or Cheaply Duplicated

As a volunteer at the Humane Educational Society for four years, I have first-hand knowledge of the work this organization does and the conditions it has to overcome to do it. The 118-year-old facility in which the administration, staff and volunteers work every day is at the end of its road. A new shelter space is more than warranted. The good news is that there are county funds ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Thanksgiving Eve

At some point this spring, as I impatiently awaited the song birds as I do every year, I took a less-traveled path during My Morning Readings and came across a Thanksgiving story that I loved. Trust me, I have been waiting for about six months … yes, impatiently … to share a story that was written seven years ago by J. Allen Wilson. I searched for him yesterday but the closest ... (click for more)