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Northern Rivers Welcomes Foster Care Homefinder



Northern Rivers Family of Services has hired Claude Peart as a Homefinder for Schenectady County foster families through the organization’s Give Hope a Home foster care campaign.

Peart will be responsible for finding, maintaining and supporting foster families throughout Schenectady County as part of Give Hope a Home, which serves nearly 300 foster children throughout a 21-county service area in New York. He will work out of the organization’s 1 Genium Plaza office in Schenectady.

Peart rejoined the organization in 2017, previously having served from 2007 through 2013 as a residential supervisor, waiver service provider and teaching assistant. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history from the University at Albany.

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