Â&#x2039; Connect with (or start) a church ministry to love and support foster/adoptive families. You could provide free babysitting for a much needed date night, â&#x20AC;&#x153;adoption showersâ&#x20AC;? for those adopting young children, or simply a support group for foster parents. Â&#x2039; Provide transportation for children in the foster system to church services and programs. Â&#x2039; Contact a chaplain at the Lake County Jail to discuss how you can mentor a young person in the juvenile detention center. You could have an opportunity to change their course in life.
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