GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- A local foster parent was honored earlier this month in Denver for her work in foster care.
Melody Frey was recognized by the Colorado Department of Human Services, and Governor Jared Polis.
Melody started getting involved as a volunteer at The House, a shelter for at-risk teens. She's a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and heard from kids at The House that are also part of that community, that their families didn't support them, leading them to run away from home. She started doing foster care to be there for kids in those kinds of situations.
"If you've thought about doing foster care, then that automatically means you that have the heart and the love to give, because you're thinking about it. So, that means you would be a good foster parent, if you have that love to give, that's all that they need," said Melody Frey, foster mom.
The Department of Human Services recognized families from around the state for their work in foster care for National Foster Care Month, which is observed in May.