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January 2, 2019
Pine Island Eagle

To the editor:

In Florida each year, children are placed into foster care due to experiencing neglect or abuse in their own homes. Their families are in crisis and their parents are unable to provide for their well-being. These situations can become especially tragic during the holiday season.

Children have an extraordinary capacity to overcome many challenges, but only if they have the support of a caring adult in their lives. Foster parents are a vital resource for these children as they wait in limbo, between a painful past and an uncertain future.

The National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP) trains, licenses and manages foster parents and homes for youth who involved in the child welfare system locally in the five-county area of Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry, and Glades counties. If there is any way that you could help us spread the word, whether it be through us having an information table set up at your location or displaying flyers at your location, please do let us know!

If you have interest in becoming a foster parent and assisting in the life of a young person, please reach out to us. The need for caring individuals grows daily.

Please give us a call at 239-242-5983 or email me at

Trista Sturrup

program supervisor

National Youth Advocate Program

Cape Coral



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