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Merger creates largest agency for at-risk, foster children

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Two organizations dedicated to helping kids and families are uniting to create Kentucky's largest agency for at-risk and foster children and their families.

Bellewood Home for Children and Brooklawn Child & Family Services  merged to become Uspiritus, a Louisville-based agency serving children and families across Kentucky.

Former Brooklawn CEO Mary Kate Poling will lead the new organization. Poling commented on the merge saying, "This is a historical moment that we are going to take forward, and its such a proud moment for me as CEO to be able to say that we merged and are able to do this."

Leaders said the merger will improve efficiency and provide higher quality direct services to more children and families.

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