Foster parents provide critical support for a child in crisis. When children cannot live with their parents, foster parents bridge the gap to meet both physical and emotional needs, including food, clothing, shelter, and medical care, in a safe, nurturing, and loving environment.
As the child welfare system bursts at the seams with a record-breaking number of children, the need for foster parents is greater than ever before. As a foster parent with EmberHope Youthville, you play a vital role in sparking change to improve the lives of children who need it most.
Becoming a foster parent is one of the most important and life-changing decisions you will ever make, and the responsibility can seem overwhelming. But you won’t be alone. With our 90-year legacy of providing a wide range of quality services, EmberHope Youthville offers our foster parents the knowledge, support, and reassurance necessary to provide the care and comfort these children so desperately need.
Being a foster parent can be a demanding job. And just like anyone else, foster parents need a break to relax and recharge. That’s where respite foster care comes in. A part-time foster family steps in to care for foster children, giving a full-time foster family a day or weekend of necessary rest. Respite care prevents foster families from becoming overwhelmed, and it provides foster children an opportunity to build healthy relationships, improve social skills, and grow their self-esteem.
At EmberHope Youthville, we want to provide our full-time foster families with every resource they need to give their very best to the children in their care. And with more children than ever requiring foster care, that means the need is great for part-time foster families as well. If you’re interested in providing respite care for a full-time foster family, fill out the form using the button above.