Child & Family Service to host prospective foster parent information session May 18
Child & Family Service, Hawai‘i’s family-centered full-service nonprofit is hosting a Virtual Prospective Foster Parent Information Session for Hawai’i Island families during National Foster Care Month.
Child & Family Service Transitional Family Homes program is looking for individuals and families on Hawai‘i Island who are willing to open their homes to children in the community who are unable to live with their families.
This free online information session gives families the opportunity to learn about the licensing process, benefits and impacts of becoming a foster parent as well as talk story with current foster parents.
The online event is scheduled for May 18 from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Transitional Family Homes Program provides a comprehensive system of support, sanctuary, skills training, counseling, and clinical services for youth who are unable to live with their own families. The program ensures that youth are able to live in their neighborhood and continue participating in family, school, and community activities.
Foster parents can make a very real difference in the lives of children every day. They provide stability, model healthy family interactions and relationships, teach values, share their homes, and their lives, and can be a lifeline for a youth who really needs it.
Therapeutic foster parents with Child & Family Service receive additional training and support compared to traditional Department of Human Services foster parents.
Child & Family Service provides the following benefits and services to foster parents:
- 24/7 phone support and emergency access
- A monthly stipend with additional incentives
- One weekend off each month while other resource families provide respite care
- A designated Therapist & Life Skills Specialist for each child
Register online here.