BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - A non profit organization is asking you to open your heart and your home to a child who needs it.
Thursday night, Youth Villages will hold an orientation at its Biloxi offices for people interested in becoming foster parents.
Those attending will then be able to start the non profit's free eight-week training class.
Officials say because of the high number of coast children in the custody of the Department of Human Services, foster families are desperately needed.
"Some of these children have been through a rough background or they may have been removed from their parents for a number of reasons so it's just really important to give them like that stability of a nurturing caring place to call home," said Sade Reese. "A warm bed. The small things really matter to most of these children. So it's really important to give back. Help a child out. You can really back a big impact on this child's life."
The class will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Youth Villages office. In order to become a foster parent, you must pass a background check and have sufficient space for a child in your home.