No matter what kind of commitment you can make, your time and energy will help a child in need.
Emergency (Hotline) Foster Parents
As an Emergency or Hotline foster parent, you provide emergency placement for a child who must be removed from a home immediately. You commit to caring for a child from one to three days, pending the child's placement in a foster home.
There is also a need for Respite homes. These are homes that provide current foster parents with time off from full-time foster parenting. Respite foster care involves as little as a 10-day commitment each year.
All Hotline and Respite foster parents are trained and receive stipends for providing care and will have the support of a professional team of social workers and foster parents who are available to assist them.
Anyone interested in helping children in their community without making a long-term commitment, should call the Department of Social Services at 1-800-KIDS-508.
This information is provided by the Department of Children and Families.