Local Good Center hosts special night for foster families

Earlier this month, the Plano-based nonprofit Local Good Center hosted a respite night for local foster families.

In partnership with Embrace Texas, the center hosted 143 foster children, representing 43 families, for a night of fun and community while parents had the evening to run errands, rest and relax.

The goal of the Local Good Center is to address the community’s most pressing needs through advocacy, wellness, job readiness and education programming. It moved to a new 13,000 square-foot Plano facility in November.

That new community resource hub 2201 Avenue K quadrupled the Center’s existing community outreach initiatives with dedicated spaces, such as a kitchen for healthy cooking classes, exam rooms for pop-up health clinics, large classrooms for group programs, and a secure children’s area for two generational learning systems.  It is expected to serve thousands of people in Collin County and the surrounding areas each year.

“When Local of Good Center launched in 2014, then as the Chase Oaks Family Center, we had a vision of providing practical services to the community in a welcoming and compassionate environment,” Local Good Center Director Julissa Estrada said. “Even then, we could never have dreamed what this community resource would become. Now, thanks to the generosity of our North Dallas community, we’re able to create lasting good by providing holistic care to our neighbors.”

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