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Nutter Administration Working To Recruit More Foster Families in Philadelphia

(A scene from the movie "Top Papi."  Image provided)

(A scene from the movie “Top Papi.” Image provided)

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By Justin Udo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Mayor Nutter and the city’s Department of Human Services are hosting a private movie screening tonight to promote the need for foster homes and foster families.

DHS commissioner Anne Marie Ambrose says the film, Tio Papi, drives home the point they’ve been trying to make about fostering children:

“Child welfare is a community responsibility,” she says, “and we all need to come together and touch the lives of kids and families in a positive way to try and keep them together.  And the child welfare system should be a partner with families and help them really stablize whatever situation they’re dealing with.”

Those invited to the screening include youth who have lived with foster families and fostering agencies.  Attendees will also hear from speakers who will talk about the fostering process.

The invitation-only event takes place tonight at 6pm in the mayor’s reception room at City Hall.

For more information about fostering in Philadelphia, go to  phila.gov/dhs.