The Kennedy-Donovan Center in New Bedford offers a myriad of programs for children and families, and all of them will be represented the KDC's Resource Fair on June 1.

The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 385 County Street.

The rain date is June 2.

Staff members Laura Farley and Adele Cabral dropped by Townsquare Sunday to talk about the Resource Fair and share details about KDC's Foster Care program.

The Kennedy-Donovan Center serves thousands of kids with developmental and physical disabilities in Massachusetts and their families. Its service area stretches from Central Mass to the Cape and Islands.

Farley is the Director for Early Intervention Program in New Bedford, while Cabral works in the Foster Care Program.

Cabral said it has become more and more difficult to find foster homes for children who need them.

"Right now, there are more than 4,000 kids in the foster care system in Mass, so the need for foster homes is huge," she said.

"I get 10 to 15 children referred to me every day from the Department of Children and Families, but there is never enough homes to place them," Cabral said. "We are just reaching out to the public, hoping people will step forward to provide safe and loving homes for kids."

That's where the KDC Resource Fair comes in. On June 1, staff members will be available outside 385 County Street to provide information on the Foster Care Program, and all of the other KDC programs for children and families. They will be joined by other agencies as well.

"This is the second year for the Resource Fair," Farley said. "Our goal is to have as many community agencies as possible join with KDC, and open the event to the entire community. Right now, we have about 36 community partners that will be attending."

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