HHSA Honors Foster Families and Promotes Strategy Agenda

More than 750 adults and foster children attended the 25th Annual Foster Family Picnic at Admiral Baker Field.  The fun-filled day was hosted by HHSA Foster and Adoptive Resource Family Services and the Foster Parent Recognition Coalition, with help from generous community partners. 

The County’s Health Strategy Agenda was promoted at booths sponsored Public Health and the Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program.  Public Health Nurse Anita Secor and WIC staff provided information about health and nutrition to help foster families eat well and stay healthy.  Families enjoyed apples, bananas, and other healthy food items.  They also received toothbrushes and BPA-free water bottles. 

Child Welfare Services staff from each region ran activity booths for children.  Other County contributors included Options for Recovery, Polinsky Children’s Center and the Probation Department.  Lunch and activities were provided by community donors including the Boomerang Gourmet Burger Joint, California Fruit Company, CVS Pharmacy, Islands Restaurants, National Exchange Club, San Diego All Star Clowns, and Souplantation.

Children enjoyed petting llamas and therapy dogs and highlights of the day included characters from the San Diego Star Wars Society raffling a collection of Star Wars collectibles donated by Gabriel Andres Martinez, and ten brand new bicycles donated by National City Rotary Club.