Caregivers Youth and Transitional Living Services (Caregivers YTLS) meets a child’s basic need for shelter, supervision, education, nutrition, clothing, nurture, socialization and interpersonal skills, care for personal health and hygiene, service planning and psychological assessments.
Basic Foster and Kinship Placement Services
We accept biological families wanting to foster their own family members. We partner with the Dept of Family and Protective Services to assist families with their loved ones who are in the foster care system.
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You must complete an application with us. A staff member will assist you, if you prefer.
You can be married or single, but if you are married, you must show proof of marriage and/or divorce (if applicable).
You must be at least 21 years of age, financially stable, and a responsible mature adult.
You must share information regarding your background and lifestyle.
You must allow our staff to complete a criminal history background check and an abuse/neglect check on all adults in the household.
You must provide relative and non-relative references.
You must agree to a home study which includes visits with all household members.
You must attend free training to learn about issues of abused and neglected children.
You must allow no more than 6 children in the home including your own children or children for whom you provide daycare.
You must agree to a non-physical discipline policy.
You must have adequate sleeping space.
You must permit fire, health and safety inspections of the home.
You must obtain and maintain CPR/First Aid Certification.
You must obtain TB testing as required by the local Health Department for household members.
All pets must be vaccinated.
You must obtain all required training each year to remain a foster parent.
Transitional Living Services
Transitional Living Services is offered within the foster care agency and is designed to help children age out of the foster care system in order to live normal and productive lives.
Experiential life-skills training is tailored to a child’s skills and abilities and may include training in practical activities that include grocery shopping, meal preparation and cooking, using public transportation, performing basic household tasks, balancing a checkbook, and managing personal finances.
With the basic life-skills development toward independent living, we assist youth from 0-22yrs of age. Youth past 18 can live in our foster homes until age 22. This program is called “Extended Care.” Basic life-skills training allows the opportunity for children to practice those skills. A transitional living program is not an independent living program.
Please contact us for more details.
Respite Child-Care Services
Respite Child-Care Services are a planned alternative 24-hour care that has the purpose of providing relief to the child’s primary caregiver.