Youth Villages: A Home for the Holidays

Especially at this season, what could be a greater gift for a child than to literally give them a home for the holidays?  That's exactly what Youth Villages is striving to do, providing foster care, transitional housing, and often adoptive home to kids in need.  You'll hear from Wendy Lunsford, head trainer and foster parent recruiter, about how children often arrive in these circumstances, why teenaged children are often overlooked, and how lending a hand now can produce even greater returns later in life.  Abby Bartron, a Mt. Juliet mother who has adopted numerous children from the organization, also shares her first-hand account of the ups and downs, triumphs and tribulations of the process.  For more, go to