Child Welfare staff at the local Oregon Department of Human Services offices are heading door-to-door for more help with their continued programs.Their newest efforts, which follows last year’s “100 beds in 100 days” event, are aimed to get out and find volunteers in areas that need more foster parents. This year’s Foster Care Walk and Talk events start 11 a.m. Monday in the Altamont area.DHS District 11 staff and current foster parents will go door to door helping to spread the word for the need of area foster homes.As of February, at least 241 children were currently part of foster care programs in Klamath County, while 27 were being cared for in Lake County, according to previous reports from the Herald and News. Children in foster care could be any age up to 18 years. In some cases, services may last longer. Most children come from families where they have experienced abuse or neglect.Anna Dolivo, foster home certifier, recruitment and retention coordinator, said they wanted to revamp what they do this year compared to previous events. The walks, which should continue for the next few months, would start at Shasta Way, Homedale Road.Child Welfare also plans to host special Q&A sessions at the library, with the next scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 at the Klamath County Library.

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