Every child deserves a family.

Changing lives through foster care for over 90 years

EmberHope Youthville has been led by our calling to provide care for youth in need. Our trauma-informed, evidence-based practices inspire, nurture, and transform the lives of teens and families. Our calling is based on 1 Peter 4:10 “God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.”

When you foster, you’ll receive:

  • Dedicated foster care worker
  • Trauma-informed education and training
  • 24-hour on-call assistance
  • Support services such as respite
  • Monthly stipend

Ignite your passion. Be a foster parent.


Kansas kids in need of foster parents

Why foster parents choose EmberHope Youthville

The call to become a foster parent isn’t always easy, but we are there to support you. You can do this. It takes compassion, an understanding of what these youth have experienced, and a commitment to their success.

Our families share why Kansas foster care is so rewarding

Foster care parents often mention the ultimate benefit is seeing their foster or adoptive teen thrive from their past pain and trauma into a place of healing.

"This Community of Hope is amazing and really making a difference! Anyone who inquires about wanting to become a foster parent, I immediately point them to EmberHope! There is definitely no other agency like them!"

— Julie K.
“There are hundreds if not thousands of children in foster care. The support, engagement, empathy, and perseverance a parent provides particularly when times get tough, can eventually be deeply rewarding.”

—Erma C.
“EmberHope Youthville has wonderful, caring, trained professionals who will assist you, even hold your hand, as you navigate the path of Fostering. I can’t imagine doing what I do every day with these children without their support.”

— Robin C.
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Get started today in three easy steps!

1. Apply online

Apply online and our intake coordinator will contact you within one business day. After speaking with staff, we move on to Step 2.​

2. Meet with our team

You’ll get a call to schedule a time for an in-home visit with a Foster Care Worker. During the visit, they will go over the Kansas Department of Children and Families (DCF) regulations to keep children safe, review expectations and paperwork, and more.​

3. Change a life!

Your family is placed in the next available training class. Your assigned Foster Care Worker will contact you bi-weekly to check on your progress and answer any questions you may have.​​

Frequently Asked Questions

We provide licensed foster families with resources you’ll need for the children and teens in your temporary care.

As a foster parent, you’ll provide at-risk youth with a place to call home, food, clothing, medical care, nurturing support, and positive discipline. The process is not always easy, but our foster care team will walk with you through every step.

Apply online and our intake coordinator will contact you within one business day.

Foster parents can be single or married but must be at least 21 years old. You will need to be in good health and must be able to provide financially for your family. You can own or rent a house or apartment as long as it meets state licensing requirements. Finally, you’ll have to pass background checks for your security and the safety of the children and teens in your care.

When licensing with us, you receive:

  • Dedicated foster care worker
  • Trauma-informed education and training
  • 24-hour on-call assistance
  • Church partnerships
  • Donor supported gifts during holidays
  • Emergency funding as available

With respite care, part-time foster families can step in for a few days and care for a child.

You’ve heard the calling in your heart. It’s time to answer it.

CARF International Accreditation

CARF International accreditation demonstrates a program’s quality, transparency, and commitment to the satisfaction of the persons served. CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. Toll free (888) 281-6531.

EmberHope Youthville is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
Tax ID: 48-0543712

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