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To meet the needs of children in crisis, WCH depends on caring foster families (more recently known as Resource Families) in the community to provide assistance. The Foster Care Department trains, supervises, and supports these families who care for children who are best served by one or two primary caregivers.
Resource families serve an important role by giving personal attention and nurturing the needs of children while in a stable, family atmosphere. Their responsibilities include providing supervision, physical care, recreation, transportation and nutrition, while the professionals at the Home focus on ensuring the child's safety.
Participating as a foster parent at WCH is a worthwhile and rewarding experience with positive benefits. Not only will you help children, additional benefits are:
You may apply to become a foster parent by meeting these basic, initial requirements:
If you are within these guidelines, you can begin the licensing process. Pre-licensure trainings are required and information on these trainings and a schedule for them will be provided upon approval of a Foster Care Questionnaire. These trainings will explain the foster care system and prepare you for the necessary care for the children in need that you may have in your home. For more information please contact:
Foster Care Manager
684-6581 ext 269 | firstname.lastname@example.org