Sep 18, 2023

Lack of Foster Care homes a crisis in Panhandle, says organization

Posted Sep 18, 2023 3:16 PM

By Alex Benzegala
Panhandle Post

There is a need for Foster Care parents in the Panhandle, and Melissa Misegadis is the Foster Care Director at Guardian Light Family Services and talks about that need.

"We're in dire need of foster homes in Alliance and the surrounding Panhandle areas," Misegadis said. "What's happening is that kids are being sent to Omaha and Lincoln, which makes reunification with their parents very difficult. We're in what is being called a foster care crisis at this point."

Misgadis says that there may be some questions or concerns that people may have about being a foster parent and welcomes anyone interested in being a foster parent or learn more, call Misegadis at on her cell at (402) 917-2052 or reach her by email [email protected].