Foster Care Prevention/Family Preservation Program
The Foster Care Prevention/Family Preservation Program's goal is to prevent the placement of children in substitute care. Foster Care Prevention is to enhance the family's ability to create and maintain a healthy home environment that will reduce the total number of children entering foster care and shorten the stay of children in foster care.
This is managed by providing intensive services to families whose children are at risk of removal and families who have children in need of services (CHINS).
The Foster Care program provides safe, stable temporary placement for children who the court determines cannot remain in their family home. Social workers provide services to the birth family in rectifying the issues which led to the removal.
The goal is for the children to return to their home or to a relative's home. The Court is involved until permanency for the child is achieved.
Foster Parents (Resource Parents)
Foster Parents, or Resource Parents, are recruited by a resource social worker. Ongoing support and continuous training are provided for all foster parents. Respite Services are provided for qualifying foster parents as an additional support service.
For more information on foster care or if you are interested in becoming a foster parent, please call 434-799-6540 or view our brochure (PDF).