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Posted: Jul 29, 2014 7:48 AM by Hunter Robinson
Updated: Jul 29, 2014 7:48 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Louisiana Mentor, foster, special needs, B.J. Gallent

BATON ROUGE - If you want to make a difference in the life of a child with special needs, Louisiana Mentor is looking for you. They need homes for special foster children. Program Recruiter B.J. Gallent stopped by 2une In Tuesday with more information on Louisiana Mentor.

Louisiana Mentor has opened four new foster homes for therapeutic and challenged children in Baton Rouge and are set to open another in Walker, but Gallent say they're looking for more in our area. She talked about the type of assistance the kids need.

"Some of them are mentally retarded, some have physical needs, some have emotional needs and some have behavioral problems," Gallent explained. "These children have been abused and placed in foster care, so there are some major issues, but we have some amazing people who want to be foster parents to them."

Gallent went on to say that she really sees a difference in kids that are placed in good homes.

"We see so many come in our office, we see them grow and develop and blossom," she said.

There are some requirements to become a Louisiana Mentor. You must be between 21 and 65 years old, have a GED or high school diploma and have a spare bedroom in your home. You also have to pass a criminal background check. If you meet those requirements and are interested in becoming a Louisiana Mentor, contact B.J. Gallent at (318)451-7556.

Watch the video or visit the Louisiana Mentor website for more information.

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