March 11, 2014
A foster care facility in Harrisonburg will be expanding its services just in time for summer. Kaleidoscope Child and Family Services is renovating a new emergency shelter center.
Before this, children could only spend the day at the facility, but now kids can spend the night at the new center dubbed the Home Place.
Lee Van Orden, camp CEO, says her goal is to keep the foster care children in the community.
She says, "We would discover that they are in an institution or are in another state because there just aren't the families here to take care of these kids. We would like to be a part of keeping children home. We have an expression, once a Camp K kid, always a Camp K kid. So we want them to be around here, be able to come back to reunion events."
Van Orden grew up in foster care and is now raising a foster child.