Sep 5, 2004 / 22:00 pm
That’s what Catholic Charities in San Jose (http://www.ccsj.org) is seeking for the first-ever program in California that will train couples to serve as foster parents to young refugees, coming alone to the United States.
“This is a concrete, hands-on way to put your faith into action,” Sr. Marilyn Lacey, director of refugee services at Catholic Charities, told Mercury News.
Catholic Charities is one of only two social service agencies, licensed by the U.S. government, to help resettle refugee minors through a federally funded program, called Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Project.
The program has been operating in a number of cities across the country since 1979, but it has only just begun in the state of California.