The need for foster parents in Hamilton County is quite large – the hckids.org website states that over 1,800 kids are living in foster care. They are in need of safe, loving and stable home, and that could be you! There is greater success if kids are placed closer to their familiar city, greater education success and maintenance of already established connection in their life.
Youth who enter foster care come from diverse backgrounds, and we are committed to licensing diverse foster homes. Due to the need in the Cincinnati area, we are seeking to grow our foster families in the area.
We know that placement stability is important for decreasing the trauma a child experiences while in foster care, and the first step is ensuring our kiddos feel comfortable and supported in their foster home. Here are some things that make CHOICES programming unique and all encompassing:
- We provide round-the-clock support from our foster care team. Each home is assigned a dedicated caseworker that works closely with the foster youth and family
- Kiddos that are 4 years of age and older are evaluated for mental health services after they are placed in our foster homes. If services are deemed necessary, we have our own home-based mental health providers that come into your home to provide therapy.
- Throughout the year, we provide fun events for our families such as trips to the zoo and Kings Island, tickets to baseball games and the ballet, and a yearly picnic, Christmas party, Easter egg hunt, and trunk-or-treat event.
- Through the help of our fantastic donors, we are able to provide back to school supplies and other educational/behavior materials that will aid in the growth and development of our kiddos in care.
The process to become a licensed foster parent is quick and easy with the help of our licensing team. We have a dedicated foster parent recruiter that helps you to register for the online training classes and to complete all paperwork. Your family will be assigned an assessor that will meet with you to conduct interviews and finalize the licensing process.
If you are ready to learn more about becoming a foster parent or you have questions, please contact our foster parent recruiter, Samantha, at: email@example.com.