Wrangell short of foster homes for kids in need


Wrangell needs more foster homes for children.

“A lot of people are afraid to even take that first step,” said Vena Talea Stough, a tribal family and youth services case worker in Wrangell with the Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska.

Providing a safe home could be temporary, such as in an emergency, or a long-term relationship.

“If something happens in the middle of the night, that kid would have someplace to go,” Stough said.

“The need is great,” for more foster homes in town, she said. Children with family ties to Wrangell are in foster care in Washington...

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