Foster Care Recruitment

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Goals/Outcomes:

  • Children at risk of abuse or neglect are protected and nurtured within a family and with the support of the community.

  • Children are placed in their own neighborhoods in the most family-like setting which meets their needs.

  • The number of children in institutional and group settings is reduced along with a shift of resources to family foster care and family-centered services.

Description:

The Family-to-Family/program actively recruits families to become foster and
adoptive parents and facilitates support systems for youth, siblings who struggle
to maintain family connections, and older youth at the point of transition to adulthood at age of 18 years. Potential foster and adoptive families go through preservice training, submit an application and are linked to resources and/or provided assistance in over-coming barriers to becoming licensed such as eliminating minor housing violations or scheduling and passing a fire inspection.


MTHSS supports foster and adoptive parent by sharing information, developing
recreational activities and providing other assistance as needed and problem
solving to resolve any barriers and issues. MTHSS staff also assists with developing
support systems with the County Department of Children and Family Services
on behalf of youth and their foster and adoptive families.


Foster care is intended to be temporary and when provided in the neighborhood,
offers the best opportunity for families to have frequent, consistent contact
with their children and to resolve issues of child safety and permanence.

Location(s):

13422 Kinsman Rd, Cleveland, OH 44120
14232 Hayden Ave, East Cleve., OH 44112
5522 Turney Rd, Garfield Heights, OH 44125

Hours:

9:00am to 5:30pm Monday – Friday
By appointment

Cost:

No Cost to Participants

Eligibility:

At least 21 years old, sufficient household income, absence of certain offenses, home free of hazardous conditions

Contact:

Keturah Thompson (216) 283-4400 Ext. 2304
Brandi Glenn (216) 283-4400 Ext. 2273
Linette Dyous (216) 283-4400, Ext. 2053

Area Served:

Mt. Pleasant, East Cleveland, Garfield Hts

Transportation:

Not Available