IHS & THHS staff provided gifts for this year's foster children. (Submitted photo)
FORT HALL — Volunteer employees at the Fort Hall Indian Health Service and Tribal Health and Human Services Department participated in the Angel Tree gift giving for Fort Hall Indian Reservation childen currently in foster care.
Staff selected one or two children (anonymously) sponsor for a special Christmas gift. This year there were 28 children who received a present. Children ages from 1 year to 15 years of age.
We hope that next year the number of children in foster care will be decreased substantially. Let’s work together in supporting our families to live healthier lifetyles and choose better life choices.
There is help available at the Counseling and Family Services Program for depression, anxiety, anger management, coping skills training, counseling for individuals, couples, children and parenting groups call (208) 478-4026.
The Four Directions Treatment Program can help individuals suffering from alcohol and drug abuse and they offer substance use assessments, counseling, treatment groups and peer support services, you can call (208) 236-1007 to schedule an appointment.
Reunificaiton of families is desperately needed; it’s time for all adults to take responsibility for providing a safe, loving and nuturing environment for every child.