Holidays are right around the corner. For many this is something to look forward to and be excited about, but for others this is something to fear. Around this time, more people will have time off work, there will be a rise in alcohol consumption, and there will be many financial stressors that surround the holidays.
This all leads to an escalation in domestic violence during the holiday season. This escalation means there will be a larger number of children who will be taken out of their abusive home environments and put into foster care.
My family has provided a home for foster children for a long time, and I have personally seen the positive impact a safe, loving home can have on a child, especially during the holidays. Everybody can take part in helping children who have been removed from their home due to abuse. There are many ways that those in the Tri-Cities can help, including supporting foster children or even becoming a foster parent.
Madison Hancock, Richland