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Program for Pierce County foster children gets grant

A new program to support Pierce County’s youngest foster children has received a $105,000 grant, its implementers said Tuesday.

The funds for the BOOST program came from The Boeing Co., the City of Tacoma and the Bamford Foundation.

The program is aimed at increasing access to infant mental health professionals for foster children up to 3 years old, as well as training foster families and child-care professionals about child-parent relationships and to work with the court system to better-accommodate the needs of foster children.

BOOST was implemented at the beginning of this year by A Step Ahead,

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