RESOLUTION NO. RS2007-1918
A resolution in designating May as Foster Care Month in Nashville in recognition of National Foster Care Month.
WHEREAS, the month of May has been declared National Foster Care Month in honor of the thousands of individuals who seek to assist young children who have been placed under the state’s protective care system; and
WHEREAS, there is need for more persons to avail themselves to the opportunity of making a difference in the lives of children who have experienced traumatic circumstances through no fault of their own and are in need of guidance and nurturing from competent, caring adults; and
WHEREAS, in Davidson County, Tennessee there are approximately 1,097 children and youth in foster care being provided with a safe, secure and stable home along with the compassion and nurture of a foster family; and
WHEREAS, more than 500 Davidson County, Tennessee foster families, who open their homes and hearts to children whose families are in crises, play a vital role in helping children and families heal and reconnect, launching children into successful adulthood; and
WHEREAS, the many unsung heroes and she-roes unselfishly provide structure and meaning to the lives of the most vulnerable citizens by allowing them to live in their homes, partake of their meals while receiving the warmth of compassion; and
WHEREAS, more foster parents are needed to fill the void of natural parents who for varying reasons cannot provide necessary care to their own children; and
WHEREAS, many foster families commit themselves to creating permanent homes for children, resulting in a continued need for more foster families; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council recognizes the month of May as Foster Care Month in the City of Nashville.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. The Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as designating May as Foster Care Month in Nashville in recognition of National Foster Care Month.
Section 2. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Carolyn Baldwin Tucker
|Referred:||Rules & Confirmations Committee|
|Introduced:||May 1, 2007|
|Adopted:||May 1, 2007|
|Approved:||May 4, 2007|