An inspiring short film about the harsh realities of foster care and the resolve it takes to be part of the solution.
This film was produced to highlight Vanderburgh County's foster care crisis. In 2017, there were about 1,000 kids in Vanderburgh county who had been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect, yet there are only about 150 foster families in our county to care for those kids. This discrepancy far exceeds the norm.
In doing research for this project, we heard stories of kids spending the night in a DCS office because there was no place for them to go. Many of these kids are placed in foster homes in another county, and they may even be separated from their siblings.
Although the problem seems overwhelming, it is not beyond repair. Our hope with this film is to educate people about the issue - that there are children in our community who are waiting for adults to take care of them - and inspire them to take action any way they can. That may mean becoming a foster parent, volunteering with a program like CASA, or just providing support to an existing foster family.