Community Foster Families
When a child’s medical and emotional needs have been stabilized in an agency home and an extended stay is anticipated, placement in one of our volunteer community foster homes may be considered until the parent is able to resume care. These families provide a stable and loving home where children can continue to build social and developmental skills.
- At least 21 years of age
- Minimum of a high school diploma or GED
- Good general health, with a high energy level, and able to lift 35-40 pounds
- Read and speak English proficiently
- Financial stability
- Volunteering in Casa's Residential Program
A criminal history and background check of each potential foster parent will be completed prior to foster placement of a child.
- To feed, clothe, nurture and care for the children placed in your home
- To participate as a team member in developing and implementing the children's Plan of Service and therapeutic regime
- To complete initial pre-placement training of houses
- To obtain appropriate medical care
- To support the children's primary attachment to biological parents
- To communicate regularly with the children's Foster Care Worker regarding their welfare
- To complete 20 hours of ongoing training annually
- To follow the Discipline Policy of Casa de Esperanza at all times
Casa de Esperanza's foster families agree to provide for the children's needs without remuneration.
Corporal punishment is never allowed in Casa de Esperanza foster homes.
- Training in child development and the emotional, psychological, and developmental needs of abused, neglected, and HIV-positive children
- Foster parent support group
- Professional and emotional support from Casa de Esperanza's staff, who are available for consultation and family therapy