In collaboration with Orchards Children’s Services, the Hilberry Theatre presents a symposium on the Evolution of Child Welfare Practice. Jerome Vaughn of WDET will be moderating the event, which will take place at the theatre on Friday, May 6 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., prior to the 7:00 p.m. performance of The Cider House Rules, Part II: In Other Parts of the World. Gail Perry-Mason will be one of the featured panelists. Tickets are $15 and include entrance to the symposium and attendance of the play. Light refreshments will be served. To purchase tickets, please contact Orchards’ Community Relations at (248) 593-2128.
Orchards Children’s Services has been a beacon of hope for children and families for over 45 years. Orchards seeks to protect and nurture children and youth by providing shelter, sustenance, life- and educational skills and opportunities. Their programs and services touch children from birth to young adulthood, and the organization remains committed to them every step of the way. By working in partnership with parents, relatives, foster parents and children where they live, Orchards empower them to achieve stability and long-term self-sufficiency. Orchards employs professionally qualified staff, trained to assist families in developing improved communications and parenting skills, to promote the well being of children being fostered and adopted. For more information, visit www.orchards.org.