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Lynchburg discussion focuses on housing foster children impacted by opioids

(Photo: WSET)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- DePaul Community Resources spoke Tuesday about the opioid epidemic and its effects on the foster care community.

The non-profit met at the Lynchburg Public Library to discuss their hopes of find 60 or more foster homes for children in their network.

They said Virginia is the worst state in the country for kids aging out of the system who don't have a permanent home.

Dr. James Stewart is a licensed clinical psychologist and COO of the UP Foundation. He spoke at the meeting about the fight against the opioid epidemic.

He shared that the foundation is, "specifically designed to meet the needs of youth and young adults seeking recovery and allowing those young people to live at home while getting the help that they need."

According to Stewart, the UP Foundation helps youth and young adults recovery process.

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