Business of the Week: Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth is the Greater Binghamton Chamber Business of the Week.

The statewide non-profit child welfare agency has had an office in Binghamton since 1997 administering a preventive and placement foster care program.

Berkshire currently has more than 100 kids in foster care placements in Broome County.

The agency is currently looking for new foster parents.

Home Finder Kaitlyn Kiley says a cross-section of parents are needed as the children come from diverse backgrounds.

"We need several different kinds of people to ft those needs.  So, really anybody.  If you have a good heart and you have a spare room in your home, it really can be for anybody," said Kiley.

Kiley says there are a number of misconceptions about foster parenting.

She says people do not do it strictly for the money involved, which is meant to offset the care of the child.

And she says it doesn't have to be full-time.

Part-time foster parents are needed for weekends and to provide respite.

Berkshire Farm will be holding an info session on April 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn for those interested in becoming foster parents.

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