Do you feel that you have something to give? Are you looking to change your life and embrace a new challenge? Do you love working with children and youth? Consider fostering.
Foster parents provide a safe home and a temporary solution for children, while we help their families make the changes needed to enable their children to come back home. 75% of children in foster care will return to the care of their parents in less than three months.
Foster parents come in all shapes and sizes. They are as unique and diverse as the children we serve. Singles, couples and families – they come from all ages, life stages, cultures and sexual orientations. Consider joining this unique community of special people.
Foster families receive a daily non-taxable reimbursement for children and youth residing in their home to cover the cost of food, shelter and other living expenses. As well there are clothing and recreational allowances which vary according to the age of the child. Health and dental coverage is by SMFC.
Each foster family is supported by a resource worker and has access to the agency 24 hours a day. As well there is a Foster Parent Association that meets regularly and provides support and a network of families with mutual interests.
We recognize the importance and benefits of ongoing training; it offers regular workshops and courses to enhance the knowledge and expand child-related skills for foster families.