The Transylvania Times -

Children Bearing The Impact Of Drug Addiction - Brevard, NC


October 5, 2017

Drug addiction is reported to be one of the most corrosive threads that dissolve the family dynamic in Transylvania County, leaving children victims of abuse and neglect, then tossed into an unpredictable system, not knowing where they may find their next home.

“In most of the western counties of North Carolina, the Department of Social Service (DSS) reports that the reason kids are coming to the welfare system and foster care is substance abuse,” said Alex Kelly, director of family engagement for the Children’s Home Society of N.C., a statewide, nonprofit organization that provides...

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