Special to the Register & Bee

The Danville Optimist Club welcomed Tameka Roberson to its July 23 meeting.

Roberson represents Intercept Health as a foster family trainer and recruiter. Intercept Health was founded in Richmond in 1996 and recently opened an office with expanded services in Danville in June.

Treatment Foster Care provides family-based treatment and services for children up to 18. The youngsters in the program may experience emotional or behavioral challenges as a result of neglect, abuse and may be fragile, so advanced care and expertise is needed.

Resources are available to approved foster families include the Pressley Ridge Parent Training program, individualized therapeutic interventions, community-based counseling, ongoing monthly training and around-the-clock support as well as a 24-hour crisis response team.

She said there are other ways to help have a positive impact on youth in need. Among the options are tutoring, mentoring, teaching music or art lessons. Other ways to help include donations of gently used clothing and school supplies, respite care or meal preparation for a foster family.

To learn more, contact her at (540) 521-1046 or troberson@intercepthealth.com

The Danville Optimist Club is a community-based group interested in service programs that are dedicated to bringing out the best in kids. It meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at Golden Corral in Danville.

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