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Catalyst Radio: Refugee children find homes through aid of Bethany Christian Services

The Refugee Foster Care Program of Bethany Christian Services works to find homes locally for children displaced from numerous countries.
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About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with producer and host Linda Gellasch. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.

Refugee youth from Burundi

Refugee youth from Burundi

Refugee youth from Honduras

Refugee youth from Honduras

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This episode of Catalyst Radio focuses on the Refugee Foster Care Program of Bethany Christian Services. In studio is Maureen Homrich, community outreach liaison for the program, talking about the population of children served by this foster care effort, and the breadth of services provided.

We're also joined by John and MaryAnn Britton who serve as refuge foster care parents, having taken on numerous children over several years. They share about the orphaned children that have been in their home, and about their personal experience with the program.



Local music this week on Catalyst Radio is from Karisa Wilson, with her brand new release Stronger. Featured is the title song.

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