Foster families partner with local businesses and nonprofits to say “Thanks” to child welfare workers

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Social Worker Appreciation month in March prompts Foster, Kinship, and Adoptive families to Thank Child Welfare Workers for Child Abuse Prevention Month in AprilWorking together, Project 1.27, Foster Alumni Mentors, Kiln Coffee, and local Foster, Kinship, and Adoptive families said ‘thank you’ to the county’s 100 child welfare workers last week.

“We want our case workers to know how much we appreciate them. They do so much for kids and families and this was one way to work together to say thank you.” said Lisa McGinnett, Western Slope Director for Project 1.27.

“It’s important to remember that we all share the same goal of keeping kids and families safe, and that is only possible with the dedication of our case workers. It takes a whole team”, said McGinnett, “We partnered with our families, FAM, and Kiln to let these workers know how much their work means to us and to our community.”

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