August 26, 2021

Afghan Foster Care - Social Media Posting Misleading

Dozens of concerned congregation members have sent MCC concerned messages about uncared for or unaccompanied youth from Afghanistan. Please see message below responding to that. There are not unaccompanied youth arriving to the U.S. from Afghanistan.

From: Lewis. Ruth <LewisRu@saccounty.net>
Date: Tue, Aug 24, 2021, 1:35 PM
Subject: RE: Afghan foster care – Social Media Posting was misleading
Cc: Lewis. Ruth <LewisRu@saccounty.net>

Hello to those interested in youth from Afghanistan,

The Social Media posting was misleading. We are not anticipating receiving any unaccompanied youth from Afghanistan.

If you would be interested in becoming a resource parent to Sacramento County youth that are in need of quality care short-term, and sometimes a permanent home please apply or keep your application in the Binti system. https://family.binti.com/users/signup/sacramento-ca-county

If you have already started the process in Binti and are only seeking youth from Afghanistan, please let me know via email as well as we would need to withdraw your interest.

Respectfully,

Ruth A. Lewis, WC XA01

Senior Office Assistant/ POC

Assistant to Catherine Johnson, PM

DCFAS/CPS/Resource Family Approval

LewisRu@saccounty.net

916-875-5951 office

916-420-1101 cell

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