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Foster kids housed in hotels? DFCS says no more

Need a meal? Call room service. The pool is down the hall, and you’re never far from a Coke or a candy bar.

Living in a hotel may sound nice, but it’s no place for a foster child. Still, the state has temporarily housed a total of a few hundred foster kids in hotels in recent years.

Now officials said they will stop the practice.

Faced with a shortage of foster homes across the state, the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) has periodically placed children brought into care in hotels accompanied by a trained worker to watch over them. The placements typically last only a few days until a suitable foster home is found for the child, officials said.

Read the full story at MyAJC at http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local/foster-kids-housed-in-hotels-no-more-dfcs-decides/nsXmZ/

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