A Douglas County program to reduce the need for foster care received a boost from the Meyer Memorial Trust last week. Trust representatives announced Friday they have awarded $300,000 to the multi-agency project Kids in Common. “This is wonderful news for Douglas County,” the director of CASA of Douglas County, Susan Knight, said. Knight said the Kids in Common program is a collaboration of CASA, Douglas C.A.R.E.S., the Family Development Center and Child Protective Services. The Meyer grant will allow the organizations to coordinate care for at-risk children in an effort to prevent the need for foster care placement. “We’re …
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