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New facility helps to fill the gap in Idaho foster care

A child presses his hand against a door.

Every kid deserves a place to call home. But for years now, Idaho has been facing a shortage of foster families, leaving a gap in care that has resulted in many kids staying in short-term rentals.

Now, though, thanks to state and community efforts, a new center is helping to address this problem.

Stacy Corbett, child welfare program manager, joined Idaho Matters to talk more.

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