RESPITE CARE

Becoming a Respite Home means having your home licensed as a safe haven for kids in foster care. The process is less than becoming a licensed foster home.  Also, the training hours you earn could count towards becoming a licensed foster family should you choose to foster later.

Respite Care Providers are a Vital Piece in the Child Protection Team

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  1. Foster parents need a safe and reliable place for their foster children to go when families need to rest and regroup. Fostering can be difficult. A break is encouraged for “self-care” for foster parents.

  2. Respite homes are safe places for foster children. Respite families come alongside foster families as an alternative licensed home where children can be safe and cared for.

  3. Respite families are in demand! The whole foster care community needs more respite homes, which means kids need more respite homes!

We need more respite homes! If this sounds like a way you could help the fostering community, please call our office for an application and to meet with our friendly licensing staff to have your questions answered.

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