Northern Kentucky has been affected in many ways by the heroin epidemic that has taken over our communities. There have been dozens of stories across all media formats describing the strain on fire and police departments, schools, doctors and hospitals, as well as the families affected with addiction. It seems anyone you ask knows of a friend, neighbor, work associate, or even someone in their own family that has been affected in some way or another.
NKYHatesHeroin.Com recently became involved with another group affected by the heroin epidemic, the Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home in Ft.Mitchell, KY. DCCH provides support for children that have been removed from their homes by the court systems. There are approximately 1,100 children in the Northern Kentucky area that have been removed from their homes, a large percentage due to heroin addiction within the family. DCCH (Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home) Center for Children and Families has answered the call to help these children. In appreciation of their continued efforts NKYHatesHeroin.Com has made a donation to DCCH in hopes it will help lighten the financial burden this influx of children has caused.
DCCH Center for Children and Families has helped Northern Kentucky children for over 160 years. Starting out as an orphanage in 1848, DCCH has evolved to meet the needs of the community and offers residential treatment, foster care, adoption, outpatient therapy and training services to area children, families and residents. DCCH is located on a 83-acre campus in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, part of the Greater Cincinnati area.
DCCH Center for Children and Families provides a continuum of care to children and families in the state of Kentucky. In addition to the services they provide to children in their residential care program, DCCH WINGS Foster Care has been providing referral, training and ongoing support services to families interested in becoming foster or adoptive families in the state of Kentucky since 1999.
DCCH Center seeks caring, qualified individuals willing to open their homes and hearts to children in need. As a licensed and accredited foster care and adoption agency, DCCH carefully screens, thoroughly trains and continuously supports foster and adoptive families.
If you have ever considered becoming a foster parent, now would be a great time to learn more about the opportunities to help out Kentucky’s most vulnerable children. Visit the DCCH website or call Gene Blair directly for more information.