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Northeast Iowa foster parents need part-time volunteers

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WAVERLY (KWWL) - Northeast Iowa foster parents need volunteers in order to gain free-time for themselves.

Respite Options of Northeast Iowa offers in-home care, replacing the need for parents to leave children in another foster home when taking a day off or vacation. 

“We're hoping to attract even more college students and other interested adults,” said Nancy Magnall, project coordinator.

Training will be offered in the Waverly area beginning in January, and in Dubuque beginning in February.

The program has trained nearly 70 volunteers, including college students, former foster parents and adult children of foster families.

Volunteers must be at least 20 years old, complete an application and certification process, and be able to make a one-year commitment.

Providers receive a stipend and help with mileage costs incurred for respite care.

Those interested should contact Magnall at 877-467-4100, 319-352-3600 or magnall_ifapa@msn.com
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