Group members: Betty Boney, First Guarantee Bank | Patricia Kline, Ochsner Medical Center | Cory M. Landry, Iberia Bank | James-Adam McCants, Sport-N-Center | Jessica Soileau, North Oaks Health System | Kacie Stewart, Stewart Family Medicine & After-Hours | J. Shannon Womack, City of Denham Springs
The group was inspired to raise awareness about the needs of children in foster care through community partnerships. They helped jump start the Foster Village, which collects items needed by families caring for children in foster care. They also created the Directions mentoring events for children aging out of foster care as well as opening a classroom at the Denham Springs Police Department for mandatory classes for foster parents. Since the 2016 flood, foster parents have been driving to Covington to take the classes.